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. If 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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Phab Club

A Phab club is run for the local teenagers with and without a disability where they can have fun and socialise with others …

Partners

  • St Helen's School
  • Phab UK (1)
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After School Education Programme

This trip was an opportunity for Year 10 and 11 students to volunteer with children in Peru and work at the Picaflor House Community Project in Cusco, helping disadvantaged children. As a v …

Partners

  • Pipers Corner School
  • Picaflor House Community Project, Globalteer
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School Governors

Ludgrove identified that it had expertise within its academic and support staff that would be of benefit to local schools' Boards of Governors. Ludgrove staff that wanted to become involved in the pro …

Partners

  • Ludgrove
  • Walter Infant School, Farley Hill Primary School, The Coombes Primary School, St Teresa's Catholic Academy and St Crispin's Secondary School
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Volunteering at Watford Workshop

Watford Workshop are a registered charity that provides Work Experience, Skills Training and Employment for disabled and disadvantaged people, enabling them to deliver comprehensive, high quality and …

Partners

  • Harrow School
  • Watford Workshop
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Volunteering at New Chapters

New Chapters from Langdon is a business that sells second-hand books online – with a difference. Those who work at New Chapters are Langdon members with learning disabilities. This is usually t …

Partners

  • Harrow School
  • Langdon New Chapters
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Intergenerational Sports Day 2019

Old and young came together for a Sports Day with a difference on Saturday 29th June for Norwich School and Friend in Deed’s second Intergenerational Sports Day. The day saw attendees aged …

Partners

  • Norwich School
  • Friend in Deed (4)
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Bus Drive

Two of Gayhurst's minibuses and staff helped the Nursery with transport to their forest school. They were driven there and back on 26 June 2019.  …

Partners

  • Gayhurst School
  • Chalfont St Peter Montessori School
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Student Literacy Support (St Michael's C Of E Primary School)

6th form students from St George's School Ascot have been giving their time to help improve literacy with young pupils, each week. The girls' one-to-one work aims to help younger students gain confide …

Partners

  • St George's School, Ascot
  • St Michael's CofE Primary School, Sunninghill, Sunninghill, Ascot
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Fidget spinners for dementia care patients.

The College's Design and Technology department are creating fidget spinners for use within Dementia Wards at local hospitals. …

Partners

  • Abbey Gate College
  • Halton General Hospital
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Fundraising initiative by the College to this local charity

The College community raise funds each year for a charity and throughout this year the focus has been to raise money to help those suffering trauma or with PTSD. …

Partners

  • Abbey Gate College
  • Trauma Response Network
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Thrive Garden and the Gardening Club

The Queen's Gate Gardening Club have been raising money for Thrive Garden and are now volunteering there, gardening and preparing education packs for their peers in the charity's schools outreach prog …

Partners

  • Queen's Gate School
  • Thrive Garden (1)
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Thrive Garden and the Gardening Club

The Queen's Gate Gardening Club have been raising money for Thrive Garden and are now volunteering there, with gardening and preparing packs for school outreach.   …

Partners

  • Queen's Gate School
  • Thrive Garden
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Volunteering with the Rural Refugee Network

Volunteering opportunities for pupils at Bedales and Bedales Prep, Dunhurst to support the work of the Rural Refugee Network.  …

Partners

  • Bedales School
  • Rural Refugee Network
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International Links

The RGS-Tormead Internaional Links partnerships are charitable ventures which provide meaningful, long-term connection with international communities for the mutual benefit of pupils, staff and wider …

Partners

  • Royal Grammar School
  • Tormead School
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Summer Circus (Mayfield Church of England Primary School, Mayfield)

Mayfield School supported their local Primary School by providing car parking for their big fund-raising event, the Summer Circus. This was a very well attended occasion and the car park was full of c …

Partners

  • Mayfield School
  • Mayfield Church of England Primary School, Mayfield