About the project
The vision is to create a new Education and Enterprise Campus: an innovative college of further and higher education working in partnership with Haymarket, Harlequins, their partners and other successful global companies and local employers; a new, much needed 11-16, five form secondary school (The Richmond upon Thames School); purpose built accommodation for Clarendon School’s secondary pupils (and for the pupils of the Newhouse Centre, which Clarendon manages); and, Haymarket’s new “tech hub” and digital media incubator.
The Campus will provide unparalleled opportunities for developing skills and pursuing employment through work experience, Apprenticeships and, ultimately, jobs.
Through partners who share a strong common commitment to quality, innovation and enterprise, this is a unique opportunity to bring high quality teaching and learning together with a commercial and business portfolio and a new community offer.
Building on the success of the current organisations and the strength and expertise of their staff, the partnership will act as a launch pad for a new venture of national significance in the heart of Richmond upon Thames.
By sharing an estate the College and schools will operate from a coherent basis, providing seamless access to facilities and expertise. The Campus will provide:
- Opportunities for joint curriculum development between the schools and College, and transition planning between them
- Greater educational choice on a single site
- Access to shared facilities and staff expertise that would not be possible in most school settings
- Opportunities to share best practice in teaching and learning
- Economies of scale that strengthen the business model and provide a platform for further innovative developments
- Access to work experience opportunities, internships and Apprenticeships – with Haymarket, Harlequins, and other local employers
- For Clarendon School, the borough’s day community special school, there will be a purpose built school for its secondary aged pupils with improved transition arrangements to and from courses, as well as a more accessible location in the borough
- For the Newhouse Centre, the borough’s secondary provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, there will be purpose built accommodation, again in a more accessible location
- Co-location with a mainstream secondary school and the College will also improve the opportunities for inclusion for Clarendon’s pupils, and those of the Newhouse Centre
- Access to the new Haymarket “tech hub”, through the Haymarket Skills Academy, will give Campus students the chance to experience state of the art facilities, industry standard technology and the opportunity to work with established professionals.