We run a successful aspirations programme with our partner school, King’s College Wimbledon. The aim of the programme is to raise the aspirations and achievements of students who would benefit from exposure to wider opportunities for learning.
A select group of students take part in a series of events designed to stretch their horizons and options for the future. They are taken on visits to universities and cultural sites, attend workshops, and receive individual coaching and subject specific assistance.
Below is a flavour of previous events offered by the aspirations programme:
inspirational talks on becoming leaders of the future
university and careers planning advice
workshops in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects
specialist tuition for students aiming for GCSE grades 9-7
drama workshops at the Globe theatre
lessons in ancient Greek, geography and Mandarin.
I went to see the Globe theatre’s production of Macbeth as part of the King’s programme. It really helped me understand the play, which we are studying in English. Visiting King’s school was also really interesting and I made lots of new friends there.
Plans for the future include a philosophy and economics course for year 8 students. This is a new initiative which has been jointly developed by Grey Court and King’s sixth form students for their younger peers.
We are immensely proud of our joint venture with King’s which highlights Grey Court’s ethos of supporting and stretching all our students.