Reed’s School Forums
In 2012 Reed’s School officially established its Outreach Programme as a means to extend the reach of the Foundation and raise the aspirations and attainment of children in the state sector. Today, Reed’s has built a relationship with over 40 state primary and secondary schools in economically-deprived areas within London and the South East and we host nearly 1,800 children annually for our programme of events.
The concept of the Forum is simple - by working in partnership with our Forum schools to offer a programme of activities and events thought the year which:
- Will enrich the pupil’s current curriculum
- Will raise aspirations
- Are exciting and attainable for the school and the pupils
- Are all hosted at Reed’s School, involving our staff, pupils and excellent facilities
We offer a full range of programmes from Sport to the Arts to STEM across a variety of formats; including half day, full day and regular weekly activities. Recent programmes include Lego® Robotics, RacketsCubed, Sports Olympiad, Launch Car Challenge, and Drama workshops.
“Reed’s School has created a network that delivers opportunities to over 5,000 disadvantaged pupils from low-income families. This project is being delivered through a host of academic, sporting and creative enrichment activities and through bursary and scholarship funding. The aim is to raise aspirations and improve the performance of young people facing hardship.”
Kathryn Bartram, Development & External Relations Director, Reed's School
“At Surrey Square we have a clear mission ‘personal and academic excellence; everyone, every day’. Our work with Reed’s provides an incredible opportunity for our pupils to participate in a programme of enrichment activities that help to raise aspirations and develop specific skills. For many children at Surrey Square, their experience with Reed’s School is one of the highlights of their year. We are lucky that some children have even benefitted from receiving a Reed's Foundation bursary award.”
Nicola Noble and Matt Morden, Joint Headteachers, Surrey Square School