This is categorically not another blog about Toy Story.

Toy Story

It is one about partnership.


Because a willingness to seek out, establish and develop partnerships adds enormous value to student - and staff - experience at, and beyond, school.


They take many forms.


Perhaps our longest established is the School Sports Partnership. The visionary Mr James Mandry coordinates a network of almost 60 primary schools across West Berkshire and North Hampshire to provide sports festivals, wellbeing days and professional development for staff. The schools contribute part of their Primary Sport Premium Funding - a ring-fenced grant from the Department for Education exclusively to support physical activity - to release our outstanding PE staff and a team of e external specialist coaches to run the events for pupils and train their teachers. It also in turn offers opportunities for our students to support the planning of activities and act as young leaders and ambassadors…

Sports Partnership

Then there’s our two Academy programmes in the Sixth Form, where we work in together with Procision Coaching, Hungerford Town Football Club and former England International Rugby Captain Lewis Moody to enable students to combine their academic studies with specialist and structured coaching and performance development in Football and Rugby…

HTFC Academy
Mad Dog


And now, just this week, we launch our latest partnership as one of only 30 National Centre for Computing Education Hubs...


Computing Hub
Computing Hub
Computing Hub

It’s a really exciting opportunity which, in a parallel to the Sports Partnership, sees us coordinating a team of expert providers from the school, businesses - including brilliant former students - and the university sector to train the next generation of IT teachers and develop inspirational materials for classroom use from Key Stage 1 in primary schools to A Level in the Sixth Form.

It’s about to take shape. I don’t know exactly where it’s going to go but what I do is that they’ve got a friend in us, and we’ve got a friend in them.