Our governing body, the Provost and Fellows, attach great importance to extending our educational reach as far as possible by making Eton accessible to those who could not otherwise afford to come here, and by making our expertise and facilities available to students who are not our pupils. We recognise, also, that the more contact we have with educators of all kinds, the more that we will learn – as individuals and as an institution.
We want to create a much wider national network with as many as 50 schools and youth clubs, particularly in disadvantaged areas.Simon Henderson, Head Master
Driven by an ethos of intense collaboration, our thriving school partnerships with schools and colleges across the independent and state sectors enhance the education of students both in the UK and abroad.
Our partnerships include Holyport College, which is an exceptional state boarding school with whom we have been partnered since 2014, and the London Academy of Excellence. Eton is also proud to be a founding member of the Thames Valley Learning Partnership, which was launched in September 2019 and shares educational expertise across an equal partnership of eight state and independent secondary schools in Berkshire.
A New Social Vision
Following the launch of Eton2020, we are significantly growing our existing network of local and national partnerships even further – particularly in areas of social disadvantage. This involves even greater sharing of Eton’s facilities and resources in a range of ways, including residential summer schools and offering worldwide access to the Eton Virtual curriculum.
Eton co-founded the Thames Valley Learning Partnership.
We are engaged in a range of other educational initiatives, many of these well-established within the local community.
By offering public access to our College Collections, which has been built up over five centuries, we encourage people to visit and explore our archive, art, library and museum. Equally, an integral part of Eton’s co-curricular timetable is our flourishing programme of community engagement activities in partnership with local schools, charities and other projects. This includes Eton Action, a separately registered charity run by our boys. Over the summer holiday, we offer up our expertise and facilities by running instructional rowing courses, the Eton College Universities Summer School, choral courses and mock Oxbridge interviews. Finally, our flagship facility, The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning (CIRL), aims to put Eton at the forefront of global teaching and learning developments.