The Wimbledon Partnership comprises King’s, the Coombe Secondary Schools, the Ursuline, Ricards Lodge, Grey Court, Raynes Park High School and St Mark's Academy. It was set up as part of the London Challenge, whose beneficial impact was endorsed by Ofsted in November 2010. At the heart of the partnership’s work is the Aspirations Project, in which a cohort of around fifty pupils from the maintained schools are selected each year to experience a four-year programme of inspirational sessions designed to culminate in a Year-12 university applications day. These include workshops hosted by pupils from KCS, educational excursions and a visit to the University of Sussex, where the students are invited to join the special access scheme.
Kings College School
Year 11 Students
Year 11 pupils on the Aspirations Project are joined by others at our partner schools for weekly after-school reinforcement classes in GCSE subjects, taught mainly by King’s staff and hosted by our pupils. Sixth-formers at the partner schools are also invited to attend medical and Oxbridge interview practice sessions, academic society meetings and sixth-form extension classes.
Year 9 Students
Eight year 9 students attended the first event on Saturday 4th February at Kings College School. They took part in several classes which included Maths, Science, Drama and Chinese. Parents joined them at 12.30pm to learn more about the project.
Nine year 9 students attended a workshop at Kings College to learn how to debate. Some of the students then took part in a live debate and two of them - Miriam Tomusk and Bayley Van Rens Berg were awarded prizes for their excellent contribution.