Felsted School's partnership with The Royal Docks Community School - Schools Together
site logo

Felsted School's partnership with The Royal Docks Community School

Partnership agreement - annual full bursary places, shared resources, joint INSET, pupil and staff exchanges.

Aims

For over a hundred years, the links between The Ascension Church and the Felsted School Mission in the East End of London have continued to grow and develop.

The Ascension Church works with the local community providing youth activities, promoting fitness and social interaction. 

In recent years this link has been further strengthened by the work between the school and Royal Docks Academy (RDA). Since 2015, there have been eight pupils who have taken up full scholarships at Felsted (worth more than half a million pounds). 

Background

This partnership can be traced back to the mid-19th century when the extreme poverty of this particular part of London’s docklands was brought to the attention of the then Head.

His actions led to the founding of the Felsted School Mission Association and it was this funding that meant in 1887 a small brick and iron mission building was built on the site of the present Ascension Church.

Resources

Felsted pupils and staff regularly visit the Royal Docks Academy, Felsted pupils particularly help them in their Sensory Room, with their pupils who suffer with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties), Sensory Impairment and Learning Difficulties (SILD), Communication and Interaction Difficulties from Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties (M/SLD).  

As well as providing full bursary places, shared resources, joint INSET and pupil & staff exchanges, Felsted also provides scholarships for RDA students to attend Felsted’s International Summer School and Online Courses. 

Impact

Ongoing.  Since 2015, there have been eight pupils who have taken up full scholarships at Felsted (worth more than half a million pounds). 

Pupil Involvement

RDCS - 11-16, Felsted 11-18.

Frequency

Ongoing and developing.  Currently 2-3 visits per term, developing staff sharing resources and stronger links.