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One of the country’s leading theatres, Sheffield Theatres is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio.
Taking pride in creating bold, passionate and enriching work across its three stages, the company was recognised for its ambition in 2013 and 2014 when it won the Regional Theatre of the Year Award for an unprecedented two consecutive years in the Stage Awards.
Continuing its success in 2015, Sheffield Theatres was named Most Welcoming Theatre (Yorkshire & Humberside) at the annual UK Theatre Awards.
Across its three theatres, the company produces a diverse programme of work, spanning a range of genres: classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative and immersive theatre experiences. It presents the best shows currently on tour in the UK and works with theatre artists locally and nationally to nurture and develop new creative talent.
Sheffield Theatres has attracted widespread national and international acclaim for its productions across its 45 year history.
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National Library of Israel
“Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists. The Abbey continues to bring visitors to the heart of national life through its close links with Parliament, the Commonwealth and many charitable organisations. Through special services and daily prayers, through inter-faith work and the welcoming of UK and international school and family groups, the Abbey expresses faith at the heart of the nation today.”
Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest rugby union Clubs in existence. Located in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, we are a club steeped in vibrant history and heritage, and this year we are celebrating our 150th anniversary.
The club currently competes in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and LV= Cup. It has lived through two World Wars and survived the advent of professionalism to become one of the pre-eminent sides in European rugby. The Club’s honours include being the first English team to win Europe’s premier club competition, the Heineken Cup, along with six English League titles
Awesome Walls Climbing Centres
“We pride ourselves on delivering a first class service that will shine through from our staff to our facilities. As we’re a new centre we’ll be adding onto our existing facilities on a regular basis, why crawl when you can climb?
AWCC Sheffield has a cutting edge climbing wall design that factors in climbing for all walks (climbs!) of life. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re at competition standard we’ll have something for you.
14 years of climbing wall experience have gone into AWCC Sheffield. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you on a regular basis. If you feel we have missed anything or have any suggestions we’d love to hear from you.
AWCC Sheffield is the first climbing centre to be awarded ‘National Performance Centre’ status by the British Mountaineering Council. To meet this criteria we had to adhere to strict quality guidelines that greatly enhances the climbing experience for all.”
Thackray Medical Museum
Housed in one of the most impressive Victorian buildings in Leeds, the museum is truly unique and the only museum of its kind in the North of England. Through nine interactive galleries we will take you on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find out how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.
Exciting family activities take place during the school holidays and every Saturday during term time and special events for all ages run throughout the year, from talks and films, to drama performances, adult dissection lessons and fright nights.
We open our doors to 20,000 school students every year, and reach out to many more through our in-classroom work, educational resources, loans boxes, and teacher events. We’re committed to working with schools to enhance knowledge and learning about the history of medicine and related subjects. Our education programme is carefully designed to complement and support the national curriculum as well as teaching plans and examination requirements.
The museum has been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for a number of years. This is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.
We aim to make learning exciting, enjoyable and inspiring. Students can explore our recreation of a Victorian street to experience the grim reality of life in the 19th century with all its squalor, smells and attendant health problems, or join Florence Nightingale as she travels to the Crimea and discovers the terrible conditions in wartime hospital wards.
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Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone.
Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.
We also create live performance here in Oxford. The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out, an ongoing series of off-site events which happen at locations across the county.
The theatre’s Learning team works with over 15,000 people each year through post show discussions, workshops, work experience, holiday schemes, a youth theatre and a young people’s theatre company.
Museum of London
“The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people from prehistoric times to the present day. It cares for more than two million objects in its collections, holds the largest archaeological archive in the world, and attracts over 1 million visitors per year.”
Centre for Effective Altruism
Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the use of evidence and reason to find out how to do so, and the audacity to actually try. The Centre works to foster projects which use evidence and analysis to help others as much as possible aiming at a world where everyone is healthy, happy, fulfilled and free.
Lancashire Cricket Club Foundation
“The LCCC Foundation aims to Inspire Communities through Cricket and is the official arm of the 2011 County Champions Lancashire County Cricket Club. The Foundation is an independent and registered charity that is governed by a Board of Directors.
It aims to: To use the power of cricket and sport to provide positive experiences that engage and inspire the community
• Improve the health and well-being of the community
• Provide education and training opportunities for schools and the wider community
• Positively develop and support work which specifically targets young people, women and girls, disabled people and minority ethnic communities
• Fundraise to support the charitable and community work of LCCC
• Work to ensure LCCC becomes an important and central hub for the community”
National Football Museum
“The National Football Museum in Manchester is the home of football’s greatest stories and the perfect place to catch up with football’s ‘story so far’.
The history of the beautiful game is brought to life with interactive galleries showcasing the world’s finest collection of football artefacts. Over 2500 objects on display tell a story that covers centuries of the game: from 15th Century accounts on the streets of Florence and the first rules of Association Football, to global competitions and a worldwide audience of billions.
Stories from players, managers and most importantly fans illustrate the passion and drama that has made football a worldwide obsession. With touchscreen technology bringing these stories to life, visitors can navigate their way through the history of their favourite teams and competitions, and explore the impact football has on everything from fashion to the media too.”
For more information visit: http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/
Theatre Royal Bath
Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal Bath is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain.
Comprising three auditoria, the Main House, Ustinov Studio and the egg theatre for children and young people, a wonderfully varied programme of top quality entertainment is on offer all year round.
Scottish Football Museum
IF you think you know the history….then think again. The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden will take you on a football journey the like of which you have never been on before. Based within Hampden Park, the Museum provides a wonderful day out for fans of the great game. There are thousands of objects on display, tracing the history of football in Scotland and there is film footage highlighting some of the most memorable games and some of the great players.The Museum was also the first in Glasgow to be awarded the prestigious Five Star stamp of approval from VisitScotland making it one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland. The Scottish Football Museum has something for all ages and, more importantly, the ability to educate and inspire future generations.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
“Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History holds the University’s internationally significant collections of over 6 million geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower. The Museum has over 650,000 visitors annually and has a national reputation for its public engagement. In 2015 it was shortlisted for the Museum of the Year award.”
American Museum in Britain
“Situated within a Georgian manor house in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the American Museum is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States.
Open from mid-March, the Museum is famous for its Period Rooms which date from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War, its outstanding quilt collection, inspiring Folk Art gallery and interactive heritage exhibition which includes Native American craft.
From Thanksgiving the Museum is transformed for the Christmas season; winter activities are shown throughout the Period Room settings and a large Christmas tree is bedecked with wonderful ornaments hand-made by staff and volunteers.”
Glee Club Oxford
“With over 20 years experience of running some of the UK’s most cherished live venues there is no place better to bring top comedy and wonderful live music to you than The Glee Clubs.
We love what we do and we’re on a mission to give you a brilliant night out every time.
This is a comedy room up there with the best. The low ceiling, the warm atmosphere, a great view from every seat – Oxford finally has the professional comedy club it really deserves and we love making you giggle. It’s purpose built for fantastic live comedy at Glee Club Oxford. And the comics love it too.”
University of Bedfordshire
“At the University of Bedfordshire, we attract the kind of students organisations compete to employ. We are proud of our student body – an international network of creative self-starters with the desire to make a real difference. While our courses are driven by world-leading research and taught by some of the leading academics in their field, our students learn as much from each other as they do from us. Our role is to nurture talent, and through our expert staff and enviable facilities provide a learning environment in which students of all backgrounds can flourish. We believe that what’s most important is not what students learn but how they learn. Our links with over 3,000 organisations provide unrivalled opportunities to acquire practical workplace skills, helping us to equip students with a balance of critical and creative thinking they can use to not only find employment but build careers.”
The Bowes Museum
“A magnificent French château created in the late 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries. The permanent collections comprise works by artists such as Canaletto, El Greco, Courbet and Turner, and contain one of Britain’s most extensive collections of ceramics, including Italian maiolica and Sèvres Porcelain. Its iconic Silver Swan, an 18th century musical automaton, plays every day at 2.00pm.
The permanent collections, and the Museum’s impressive refurbishments, are complemented by an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary exhibitions, as diverse as Goya, Boudin, Monet, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Tim Walker.
The Bowes Museum is a registered charitable trust. Its aim is to foster a deeper understanding of art and culture for people of all ages and backgrounds through engagement with the fine and decorative arts. Its programme of work is brought together by a team of dedicated staff governed by a Board of Trustees.Limited company registered in England.”
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Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford is a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes. The gallery is located in central Oxford and Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.
The programme celebrates the relevance of contemporary visual culture to society today. Our agenda is shaped by a belief in dialogue between contemporary art and ideas, and seek to create new relationships between artists and audiences at the beginning of the 21st century. In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture. KALEIDOSCOPE is a year long series of interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.Iconic works from the past return to the gallery from across the globe, shown as part of a dynamic programme of new commissions, performances and events by acclaimed artists of the current generation. In an unconventional approach, KALEIDOSCOPE will stay open throughout the year, giving audiences insight into the processes of exhibition-making. The Indivisible Present begins to transform into the next exhibition, A Moment of Grace, from 22 March until it is fully realised on 16 April.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is one of the oldest producing theatres in the UK with a history dating back to 1885. We produce eight in-house shows each year, as well as presenting a range of productions from visiting companies and one-night events. Recent years have seen the Coliseum flourish with a nine-venue national tour of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Coliseum’s own production of Chicago, the UK Theatre Award nominated world premiere of Susan Hill’s The Mist in the Mirror and the smash-hit musical, Dreamers.
The Oldham Coliseum Theatre is a cultural and educational charity that works with over 150,000 individuals per year.
Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, makes ambitious, intelligent, enjoyable theatre. We have a reputation for reviving classic plays in fresh adaptations and creating bold new work. We have been one of the UK’s most popular national touring companies for the last 20 years. Alongside our own work, we present the best local, national and international theatre. Our extensive Creative Residencies programme supports local and national theatre-makers to develop their work at Northern Stage and our year round programme of projects and events encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in making theatre.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683 it is the oldest public museum in Britain.
Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.
Oxford Brookes University
“Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. Five years later the School of Science was incorporated, offering a wide range of scientific and technical subjects and evening classes in the University Museum. In 1891, the School was taken over by Oxford City Council’s Technical Instruction Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School. Oxford Polytechnic became a university in 1992 under government legislation and decided to honour its founding Principal, John Brookes, in its new title.”
“‘Clarior ex Ignibus’. For most students at Silcoates this Latin inscription is simply the motto that can be read beneath the school’s badge, a central feature of which is a phoenix. The legendary phoenix was a bird which was said to burst into flame only to be reborn from its own ashes. The Silcoates’ motto is a reminder of the rebirth of the present school after its predecessor had been destroyed by fire in 1904 – and to the indomitable spirit of the founders in rebuilding from the ashes.
“A centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building in south central Leeds. Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place that develops future artistic talent and opens the minds of people of all ages. The Tetley is operated and curated by Project Space Leeds (PSL), a contemporary arts and education charity founded in 2006, to create a platform for emerging artists across the UK and further afield, allowing them to make and show work on an expansive scale, pushing their practice within a supportive environment.”
“Theatre Delicatessen exists to support emerging artists, creatives and theatremakers in their work and the development of their practice. Theatre Delicatessen is committed to supporting, producing and staging performance in non-traditional theatre spaces. Our priority is supporting experiential and immersive work. By collaborating with property developers, Theatre Delicatessen turns empty commercial properties into temporary, pop-up venues where Theatre Delicatessen and other emerging theatre companies can develop and stage new work, whilst providing studios, workshops and performance spaces for a new generation working across the creative industries. By providing work space and resources to theatremakers at different stages in their career, we are able to provide a safe, malleable and inspiring environment where artists can experiment and grow.”
“Morpeth is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11–18. In May 2013, we achieved our second successive ‘Outstanding’Ofsted grading. All aspects of the school including ‘pupil achievement’, ‘behaviour’ and ‘quality of teaching’ were deemed ‘outstanding’. We believe our success is built upon the professionalism and commitment of all our staff – teaching and support - and a shared set of values.”
Langdon Park School
“angdon Park is very much part of its community and with its excellent and very committed staff, its new and very impressive buildings and facilities, is dedicated to serving the children and families that form the community we reside in. We aim to provide our students with the very best academic education possible, whilst working to develop them as a whole person.”
“Berlin is not only the capital but, without question, also the creative center of Germany. The city’s appeal extends far beyond Europe: Berlin attracts attention worldwide, be it for its cultural life, its politics, business, or sport. Creative minds, start-ups, founders, and entrepreneurs are drawn to this city: Its geographical location and international flair make the city a hub for markets in Eastern Europe and beyond. The BiTS campus lies at the heart of the multicultural metropolis. Accredited business- and media courses have been offered at this campus since 2012 for students from all over the world. The campus is located in a building dating back to the historic “Gründerzeit” (BB24) as well as a modern second building (BB31), in the process forming an ensemble that, quite typical for Berlin, unites opposites. There is a policy of ensuring small class sizes. The green inner courtyard with colorful seating lends itself to breaks or intercultural conversations with one or more of the 43 different nationalities represented on campus.”
“Ark Academy is not for the faint-hearted. We expect a great deal of hard work from our pupils. We know nothing worthwhile was ever achieved differently. We expect high standards from everyone and believe that the simple formula of “work hard, be nice” will ensure the best future for our pupils. To this end we are “compassionately ruthless” in implementing our standards and expect that parents will wish the same for their offspring”
Bath Spa University
“Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.”
Durham High School for Girls
“Durham High School was one of the first schools in the North East of England to take girls’ education seriously and we are proud to continue that tradition today; we seek to develop the potential of every girl in all areas of life. We encourage academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, but we also place great value on personal development in creative arts, in sport, in community service and in leadership.”
“Haggerston School is a co- educational 11-18, community school situated in Weymouth Terrace in Hackney, London. Since its beginnings in 1965 as a girls’ school, Haggerston School has been a place where students have made exceptional progress with the support of highly qualified staff. Haggerston is a specialist technology school and also has particular strengths in the expressive arts.”
The Linnean Society of London
“The Society maintains the majority of Carl Linnaeus’ plant and animal research collections, as well as his personal library, all stored under optimum conservation conditions. These unique collections are of continuing fundamental importance as a primary reference for taxonomy. The collections are enhanced by the Society’s own rich library which provides key resources for research. The library is open to Fellows and the general public alike and is a major source of publications on taxonomy, evolutionary biology, the history of the biological sciences as well as the life and work of Linnaeus.”
Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy
“Our mission is based on the most fundamental Christian values expressed in our desire ‘to provide the best experience we can for all in our care in a Living Faith Community’.”
“Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. The campus covers over 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham. Hartpury is currently an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997. Today it has more than 1300 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies.”
“A unique state day and boarding school offering an educational experience unlike any other. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and overseas and achieve outstanding academic success.”
Smithdon High School
“mithdon High School is committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in terms of its students’ achievements and the quality of educational provision here. The school has recently consolidated its improvements with an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ in all categories (June 2014), and we are developing teaching and learning strategies to meet the challenges of new examination courses and new curriculum requirements - currently affecting all schools - in order to ensure that our youngsters have every chance of success.”
“Middlesbrough College is unique in the region, in delivering courses in every occupational sector area and at every level, from entry level all the way through to level 7 including postgraduate qualifications. This means that whether you have lots of qualifications or none, we believe you are capable of doing great things. Whether you are a school leaver, a potential apprentice, an adult looking to retrain or improve their career prospects or are interested in degree-level study, we have a course for you.”
Twyford CofE High School
“Twyford aims to make the very most of its students. We do this by providing an education that is both challenging and fulfilling. We offer a full educational diet; not only in the formal curriculum, but also in a wide range of available extra-curricular activities! School life at Twyford is full of opportunities for students to learn. We encourage them to grow as individuals and we have a strong sense of community. We expect students to do their best for their own sake and for the sake of others. Most importantly in a faith school, we believe that all of our lives are given and governed by God.”
St Martin’s School
“What cannot be measured in league tables are the values which we reinforce in our students and which contributes significantly to the school’s outstanding ethos. Visitors are always struck by how well behaved and smartly dressed our students are. They comment also on the warmth of the relationships that students form with each other and staff. This relationship with staff helps to underpin teaching which is of the highest quality and coupled with outstanding pastoral care ensures that our students achieve highly. As a result, students leave St. Martin’s School equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become valued members of their community.”
Highgate Wood School
“We want everyone to feel welcome, safe and secure in the school and believe that each of us has a valuable contribution to make to the school community and its continued success.”
St George’s College
“St George’s College, Weybridge and St George’s Junior School, Weybridge are independent Roman Catholic co-educational schools which welcome those of other Christian traditions allowing all to develop their ethical, spiritual and moral values. We seek to inspire a love of learning and to encourage all to fulfil their aspirations and potential within an atmosphere of mutual respect and compassion. We strive to promote our Josephite tradition which encourages a strong sense of all belonging to one family which encompasses the wider world.”
“Lambeth Academy is a school committed to bringing out the best in everyone. Our mission is to ‘be exceptional’ in all that we do and we strive to ensure that all of our students and staff achieve their potential. We want our children and young people to be confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared to play a full role in the world in which they live.”
The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1852 to improve the science and art of mining and to train professional mining engineers. In 1872 a purpose built library was completed in high Gothic style as a memorial to first President Nicholas Wood, as part of Neville Hall which housed offices of the Institute and the Coal Trades of Northumberland and Durham. Housing the College of Physical Science from 1871-1893, Neville Hall is the home of further education in Newcastle; the college is now called Newcastle University! The Institute rebuilt the College’s lecture theatre in 1902-6 for its own purposes. A 1/8th scale model of the Royal Institution Lecture Theatre provides 100 seats in tiers in an intimate lecture theatre with superb acoustics and excellent views. The room is panelled and furnished in Cuban Mahogany in boardroom style and designed around the speaker and the magic lantern – the latter replaced these days with a digital projector. Photographic portraits of past Presidents adorn the walls of the room adding to its presence and dignity. Neville Hall also houses the Arbitration Room used by the Coal Trades Associations and the mining unions of Durham and Northumberland where working terms and conditions and compensation deals were debated and agreed upon forming the basis of modern employment law. How many important debates have taken place within these walls we’ll never know, but you will be seated in rooms in which the future of the world was debated, then designed and built by engineers who led the world in innovation and on which foundation much of the 20th century was built and which remains relevant in the 21st century too.
Leeds City College
“To be an exceptional and responsive college providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals, businesses and communities”
South Hunsley Secondary School & Sixth Form College
“Here at South Hunsley we passionately believe in the limitless potential of all our students. Whether you are thinking of joining South Hunsley or are already a part of our family, we hope you can see that we have a real love for learning and we strive to pass this on to the next generation.
“Bartholomew School is a mixed comprehensive school that offers an excellent and exciting educational environment for 1000 students aged 11-18. There has been a school in Eynsham since the original school was founded by John Bartholomew in 1704.”
The Diamond, The University of Sheffield
“This £81 million building – our largest ever investment in teaching and learning – will create a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching. As well as specialist engineering teaching facilities, the building will also house a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library services and social spaces, including a café.”
New-Bridge Integrated College
“New-Bridge Integrated College is an integrated all-ability school welcoming children of whatever creed, culture, class or gender. We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils are provided with the opportunity to achieve to their full educational potential in a challenging and stimulating environment in which they all feel cherished and valued.”
The Bedford Sixth Form
“The Bedford Sixth Form is a new sixth form experience - the only institution in Bedford solely dedicated to sixth form choices.At our sixth form, we aim to provide the opportunities, support and culture to help you make the most of your future – preparing you for university and beyond so you can achieve your aspirations.”
“Academic rigour remains vitally important in education, but as a reflection of the growing tendency of universities and employers to demand a wide range of skills and experiences, schools now have a greater responsibility than ever to focus on the overall development of their pupils. This philosophy is certainly embraced here at Shiplake. We pride ourselves on our ability to ‘add value’ to each pupil’s education. Boys and girls benefit from engaging teaching tailored to their individual needs, allowing them to improve significantly across their time at the school.”
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
“Our school is named after one of England’s foremost Catholics, the Blessed John Henry Newman. We are proud to be associated with his love of learning and his strong commitment to providing the best pastoral support for those in his care. Our mission statement “Knowledge through the light of faith” is at the heart of all we do.”
St Modan’s High School
“As a Catholic school we are committed to the education of the whole person spiritual, intellectual, social, moral and physical. We are comprehensive in the sense that we welcome all who wish to be part of our special community.”
St Joseph’s College
“At St Joseph’s College, learning is about much more than simply imparting knowledge. We believe that it’s vital to provide individual support for every student.”
Ursuline High School
“Ursuline High School, Wimbledon is a voluntary-aided, comprehensive high school for Roman Catholic girls from 11-18. Under the Trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The school has moved through several phases during its history, from a small private school, to a grammar school and on to become the successful comprehensive school it is today. Ursuline High School, Wimbledon was founded from Forest Gate in 1892 when four nuns came to establish a tiny school in a private house in Worple Road. In the beginning there were three pupils, now there are 1360.”
The Marlborough CofE School
“The Marlborough C of E School is a mixed comprehensive for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. Our school has strong links with our local community and, as a Church of England school, we are involved with local churches and other faith groups. As a specialist school in Business and Enterprise, and Humanities, we have developed links with local businesses, industry and universities which create a wide range of extra opportunities for our students and the community.”
“Our mission is to help children to understand and believe in themselves, respect and care for others and to develop a wide understanding of faith, the world around them and their place within it.”
Connell Sixth Form College
“Connell is an integral member of the Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET), a partnership of North West schools committed to raising aspirations and driving up standards through a diverse education. As a BFET member, our college aims to create an environment where students can flourish as they progress through education into adulthood.”
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
“mima has positioned itself nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for exhibiting and collecting modern and contemporary art, garnering national and international acclaim and putting Middlesbrough on the map. mima has had nearly 1 million visits since it opened on January 27, 2007. This includes over 50,000 people who have engaged in educational events. Exhibitions have combined major shows by acclaimed artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Edmund de Waal, Anish Kapoor and David Lynch along with group and themed shows.”
“The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. Formerly housing The Glasgow Herald, The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow.”
Tony Koutsoumbos set up Debating London in 2009 because he believes a great debate means not just hearing both sides of the argument, but both sides of the argument hearing each other. Debating London is also a hub for gifted speakers who want to give back to the community. Our debate trainers run workshops for inner-city Academies in London and last year five of us traveled to Rwanda to work with an advocacy charity named iDebate Rwanda.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation
“The CIOT is the leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation. Our primary purpose is to promote education in taxation. One of our key aims is to achieve a more efficient and less complex tax system for all. Our comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve this aim; we are an entirely apolitical organisation.”
“We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.”
Speakers’ Corner Trust
Speakers’ Corner Trust promotes free expression, public debate and active citizenship as a means of stimulating civil society in the UK and supporting its development in emerging democracies.
British Science Association
The British Science Association believes that scientific issues that affect us all, like the Ebola outbreak and antibiotic resistance, should be debated by everyone, not just scientists. As part of British Science Week 2015, we held and supported a range of debates on key policy issues across the UK, with local journalists, policy makers, academics and key opinion-formers.
All Saints Roman Catholic School
“All Saints is a Catholic School guided by the teachings, traditions, spirituality and sacraments of the Catholic Church and committed to Christian Gospel values. We look to Christ for leadership and inspiration and our school community is characterised by his example of love and service.”
“Every day, Framwellgate School Durham’s goal of ‘turning potential into performance’ means that students are given opportunities to explore their interests, extend their understanding and demonstrate their talents. By doing so, they learn to value education and develop important life skills. As individuals, we expect students to appreciate that learning takes commitment and self-discipline. As members of the school we expect them to respect others and make positive contributions to their community.”
“We are a co-educational, 11-18 vertically integrated comprehensive school and we offer an aspirational learning environment in the Swiss Valley of Clevedon. Indeed, our high aspirations are evidenced in the national recognition we have been awarded for the most improved exam results between 2007 and 2010. Clevedon School puts students at the centre of everything we do. This is a school that embraces all our students have to offer and provides them with the opportunities and responsibility to drive school improvement forward.”
Kesteven & Grantham Girls’ School
“At Kesteven & Grantham Girls’ School, we pride ourselves not only on our results but on the rounded and accomplished young women who graduate each year. We have a consistent record of academic excellence at the highest levels achieved in an environment that encourages our pupils to grow and mature into capable, confident adults.”
The Community College Whitstable
“The Community College Whitstable prides itself on its Strive for Excellence drive in all aspects of College life. Students are adamant that they are safe and well cared for at College and enjoy their learning in a highly stimulating and exciting environment. Highly skilled, motivated and well rewarded staff strive to ensure they are up to date with educational practice and prepare active and engaging learning opportunities for all students. Parental support and involvement in their children’s learning is ever increasing and is exceptional in many families. Governors continue to play a pivotal role in the College’s strategic direction and monitoring of all aspects of College life. We are a learning community where everyone matters and feels valued.”
Bishop Stopford School
“Bishop Stopford School is a forward thinking and high achieving learning community, with strong roots and long-standing traditions. We seek to provide an outstanding education and encourage all - no matter what their starting points - to achieve as highly as they can. In August 2011, we converted to Academy status and we are excited to capitalise on the freedoms which this status brings.”
Bay House School & Sixth Form
“Bay House School has a rich history, which can be traced back to 1838! Alexander Baring, who later became Lord Ashburton, built the house that now forms part of the school as his summer residence. The architect of the house also designed the arch on Constitutional Hill. In 1870, a naval college was established at Bay House, which became known as Ashburton House. Prince Alfred Ernest, Duke of Edinburgh, who was Queen Victoria’s second son, attended the academy. He stayed at Alverbank House while he was studying there. In 1892, Col. Francis Sloane-Stanley, a close friend of the Prince of Wales - who was later to become King Edward VII - took over the house. In 1943 the house was sold to Gosport Borough Council, and the 17 acres of parkland were donated to the people of the borough. This marked an important period in the house’s history, as it was a base for the Royal Engineers during the war. Following the war, the house became Gosport County Grammar School. The school was renamed Bay House School in 1972. It has developed significantly since this time, including introducing a Sixth Form to the Gosport area. We are incredibly proud of the school’s history and the progress that it has made over recent years.”
“In the Senior School, we place emphasis on independence and social responsibility, encouraging self-motivation and self-confidence. Specialist staff provide careers education and individual advice throughout the senior years. All members of Year 11 take part in work experience after taking their GCSEs. Through interviews with our own careers staff and visiting advisers from the Careers service, pupils are encouraged to think about their future. An important annual event is the Careers Convention at which senior representatives from the professions, commerce and the Services are present. In addition the school holds mock interview evenings with the help of senior local business people which provides pupils with valuable interview experience.”
Spalding High School
“The sense of community is strong at the High School; you will notice that the School has a special “feel” as soon as you walk through the door. We are a forward thinking and progressive school with an outward looking curriculum and a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme. Our commitment to developing the whole person prepares students well for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in the rapidly changing world in which they live. We value tradition and traditional values but not for the sake of it.”
Abbotsfield School for Boys
“he school offers a supportive but disciplined atmosphere and ensures that every boy develops to his full potential. The wide and varying curriculum we offer helps pupils of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds to taste success and achievement. Our sixth form offers a broad curriculum, high standards of achievement and a wide range of enrichment activities.”
Wirral Grammar School for Girls
“We have been a Grammar School educating girls aged 11-19 since 1931 and now have just over 1,000 pupils, 300 of them in the sixth form. In August 2011 we became an Academy. Our most recent OFSTED report (January 2008) judged us to be an outstanding school in all areas.”
Thomas Aveling School
“he Thomas Aveling School is an 11-19 co-educational non-selective secondary school, serving our community in Rochester. The school is a converter academy (having gained this status in September 2011) previously being a Technology College and Training School. For us, a truly successful education means being the very best that you can be and we are proud of every pupil’s achievements and progress throughout their school years.”
The Nobel School
“At Nobel we care about everyone in our community and believe that by emphasising the importance of good behaviour and attendance and through high quality teaching and learning, we can all achieve to the very best of our ability. Whether in the classroom, through enrichment activities or in preparing future citizens, we will work tirelessly to ensure that every student is supported and stretched to reach their full potential. In short, we believe in ‘Excellence in Everything’”
The Swaminarayan School
“The Swaminarayan School continues to inspire pupils to rise above the mediocre and realise the great potential that is inherent in every pupil we accept into the school. We believe in children who score 100%. But we also believe that those who score 53% can succeed in life. We believe in parents who worry; also in teachers who prepare till midnight. We believe in excellence in everything, but not that excellence alone is everything. We believe in going beyond. We believe in miracles, and that education can make them happen.”
“Staff choose to work at Kingsthorpe College because we share the same dream; we want to make a difference to all our students and their families. Our main focus is on each child and creating magic moments for them, but we also want to get to know our community and our parents as everyone, regardless of their age, needs to be made to feel special and important. When you can make people feel better about themselves it has a ripple effect. If people don’t feel it is possible to do better, we will not make a difference however hard we try. Our young people and their families believe that learning is relevant to them and has something worthwhile to offer. They feel in control of their lives, confident in themselves, their community and their future.”
“Coopers is a warm, welcoming and friendly School where all students are happy learners. Your child is the most important person to you and to our School. My mission as Principal is to take Coopers from being a good to an outstanding school. We are very proud of our latest Ofsted Report which shows that we can achieve this. When the School was last inspected in January 2014, the inspectors said that ‘Coopers is a well led school within which a well-planned curriculum and good teaching lead to very high standards and very good examination results, in the top 20% of the country.’”
University College School
“The School’s commitment to fostering independence of mind, together with our long-standing belief in tolerance and respect for the individual, combine with high-quality academic teaching and excellent specialist facilities to produce a Sixth Form education that is stimulating, enjoyable, and successful.”
Benton Park School
“We have high standards and expectations of our students and good behaviour makes a positive contribution to learning. Alongside this we have a highly qualified team of teaching and support staff that are continuously working to improve the experience for our students. At Benton Park School our students are our greatest asset. The schools efforts are focused on providing the very best opportunities for their all round development. We both feel extremely privileged to be leading the school and look forward to working with all students and parents to ensure even greater success in the future.”
Hornsea School & Language College
“At Hornsea School & Language College we are committed to providing the highest possible standard of education for all students of all abilities. We are actively working to broaden horizons and promote a caring and challenging learning culture to foster a genuine love for learning. We have a very talented team of staff who, at all times, constantly strive to ensure that children realise their full potential. We value parental involvement and encourage you to contact us at any time to discuss any concerns or to celebrate success.”