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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Oxbridge Interviews

The interviews take place with pupils from LAE to prepare them for Oxbridge interviews. …

Partners

  • Forest School
  • London Academy of Excellence, Stratford, London (1)
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Forest Futures - Business & Finance

The Forest Futures events encourage people in industry to share their experiences to motivate and engage pupils. …

Partners

  • Forest School
  • Community group (15)
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Oxbridge Interviews

Forest school supports London School or Excellence with Oxbridge interviews. …

Partners

  • Forest School
  • London Academy of Excellence, Stratford, London (1)
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Pastoral Care Conference: Take Control - Empowering Pupils and Supporting Wellbeing

The conference was lead by the deputy head pastoral encouraged staff to be aware of pastoral support. …

Partners

  • Forest School
  • Community group (14)
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Sports Masterclass

A new partnership this academic term, Homefield Preparatory School have hosted pupils from Muschamp Primary School to provide them with a masterclasses in tag rugby. 3 groups of 30 pupils visited Home …

Partners

  • Homefield Preparatory School
  • Muschamp Primary School and Language Opportunity Base, Carshalton
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Reading Promotion Session

Session for pupils promoting different genres/authors of books planned and led by St Columba's College Librarian at St John Fisher. …

Partners

  • St Columba's College
  • St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School, St Albans
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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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Hever Castle day trip

We invited 12 Year 6 pupils from Westbridge Primary to join our Year 8 pupils on their trip to Hever Castle in Kent. There was a guided tour of the Castle and an exploration of the wonderful, grounds …

Partners

  • Emanuel School
  • Westbridge Primary School, Westbridge Road, London
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Archaeology of Languages

Ludgrove has organised that it Classics Teacher visits St Crispins each week to teach the more able Year 7 English students the archaeology of languages. …

Partners

  • Ludgrove
  • St Crispin's School, Wokingham
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Any Way, Shape or Form

Any Way, Shape or Form is our biennial workshop, aimed at local primary school children. This year 28 children took part in an amazing 3D clay masterclass with two of our specialist Art Deparment teac …

Partners

  • Warwick School
  • Community Outreach (3)
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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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Out of This World

The Head of Science worked with The Science Museum and hosted this brand new show for the Outreach Team at The Science Museum. Information and activities included rockets to satellites, probes to land …

Partners

  • Palmers Green High School
  • St Andrew's Southgate Primary School (CE), Southgate, London
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English As a Foreign Language

Ludgrove identified that when primary school pupils are approaching English as a foreign language it is difficult for them to progress at the same rate as their peers in class. It can also have a …

Partners

  • Ludgrove
  • Keephatch Primary School & All Saints Primary School
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Work experience in Drama, Music and Sport

For the past three years, Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden has sent pupils over to Aldwickbury School to work shadow teachers and gain work experience. …

Partners

  • Aldwickbury School
  • Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden
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Royal Institution Maths Masterclass - Escape Rooms with St. Albans High School

Aldwickbury School host a series of six Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses. The afternoon events are attended by 72 enthusiastic young mathematicians from Aldwickbury School and seven other local m …

Partners

  • Aldwickbury School
  • Harpenden Free School, Harpenden