Our partnership with UWC Atlantic College (AC) is now in its eleventh year and we are looking to recruit our fifth scholarship student, from Broadway Academy, to start at AC in 2019. Broadway Academy’s partnership with AC over eleven years has been hugely beneficial to 1000’s students, staff and governors from both institutions. Lord Agnew, in a recent letter to our Chair of Governors, Mr Cahill MBE, says that he is keen for us to develop our partnerships with Independent Schools. As well as AC we are also working with Eton College and Radley College. Lord Agnew says:
‘Our vision is to deliver world-class education for every pupil, whatever their background, and I am committed to creating more good school places to achieve this. You may be aware that in May 2018, we published our response to the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation, which outlines how we intend to support independent schools, higher education institutions, and state-funded schools to work together to bring about school improvement through partnerships.
Some of the most successful examples of cross-sector partnerships that I have seen tend to have a number of common elements: they are built on sustainable principles, have a measurable impact on pupils, and are mutually beneficial for all schools involved. I have been impressed by many teachers I have met. They have shown the potential of partnerships to help solve common problems, spread best practice, share ideas, and expand learning opportunities for pupils. A common theme that I have heard time and again is that schools in partnership benefit one another.’
In our relentless drive to tackle disadvantage and social justice and ensure all our students excel, we continue to give Broadway students an education which develops their character. Subsequently, they achieve some of the very best academic outcomes for students nationally.