Projects and collaborations

Projects and collaborations can be large or small, long-term or one off. All offer a clear benefit or value to the pupils involved. Whatever the nature and scope of activities, they only ever exist because a local need has been identified and there are dedicated and enthusiastic school leaders at the helm to make it work. Read more on what makes a successful partnershipIf you are thinking of setting up a new independent-state school partnership or building up an existing one, these Dos and Don’ts might help.

A selection of projects and partnerships involving independent schools and maintained schools or community groups can be found below.

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Community Carol Concert

Each year Christ's Hospital hosts a Community Carol Concert which is free to attend for all members of the local community. Many of there are the elderly residents of Bluecoat Pond and surrounding are …

Partners

  • Christ's Hospital School
  • Bluecoat Pond and other elderley members of the community
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Work Experience

placement for students from the University, usually for sports …

Partners

  • Dean Close Preparatory School & Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School
  • University of Gloucestershire, The Park Campus, Cheltenham
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LinkAges Christmas Party

Each Christmas St Albans School invites 80 elderly St Albans residents from Care Homes and luncheon groups in the local community to a Christmas Party with a festive afternoon tea and music and entert …

Partners

  • St Albans School
  • St Albans Senior Citizens
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Curriculum Enrichment

The Headmaster from Walton on the Hill and one of the assistant heads at RGS are working together to develop a programme of curriculum enrichment for the state primary schools in RH1 and RH2. …

Partners

  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Walton-on-the-Hill Primary School, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth
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Community Lunch

Every month Chirts' Hospital hosts a community lunch for elderly members of the community. They spend the afternoon with some of our pupils, have a hot lunch and watch band parade. Entertainment each …

Partners

  • Christ's Hospital School
  • Various elderly residents from the local area
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Taster/Sports Days

Three times a year, the Trust brings in a small group of children to the School so that they can try out photography, art, media and film, music technology and animal management.  This initiative …

Partners

  • Bede's Senior School
  • Foster Placement Support Team
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Student volunteering placement

The College has partnerships with multiple external organisations as part of the Sixth Form work experience and volunteering programme. Every week three of our Senior students spend Wednesday aft …

Partners

  • Queen's College London
  • St Vincent's RC Primary School, London
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Teaching support

The Head of Ceramics teaches a state school pupil from Farnham GCSE Ceramics on a voluntary and remote basis (including three face-to-face lessons per term) due to the fact that she is unable to acces …

Partners

  • Bede's Senior School
  • Weydon School, Farnham
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Bell Ringing at Winscombe

Every Thursday evening in term time, we take our student bell ringers to St James the Great, Winscombe, to join in the tower’s regular practice night. …

Partners

  • Sidcot School
  • Winscombe bell ringers
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Self-funded Cultural Visit and Community Work

Every 3 years or so our pupils take part in a self-funded cultural visit to a far-away location to undertake a number of community initiatives in local schools and communities. The most recent such tr …

Partners

  • Stover School
  • Camps International
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Poppy Appeal

Pupils at Stover School have an annual collection for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  …

Partners

  • Stover School
  • Royal british Legion (2)
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Devon Apiary Society

Pupils have been working alongside Dr John Kirk learning the art of bee-keeping. …

Partners

  • Stover School
  • Devon Apiary Society
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Eco Schools

Stover School is currently working towards its Eco Schools Silver award. It achieved Bronze status in 2012. The school continues to successfully run all heating through its Biomass system. Sustainabil …

Partners

  • Stover School
  • Eco Schools
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Sidcot School Year 11 Community Initiatives

Every Wednesday 100 Year 11 students complete community volunteering activities including Gardening (collaboration with Winscombe & Sandford Millennium Green Trust); Dementia Friends (A collaborat …

Partners

  • Sidcot School
  • Winscombe and Sandford Millenium Green Trust
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Providing Company for residents

A small group of sixth form students attend St David's nursing home on a Wednesday afternoon to provide company and help with activities for the residents. This includes singing, dancing, activities, …

Partners

  • LVS Ascot (Licensed Victuallers' School)
  • St David's Care Home