Countess of Wessex to visit Park House

On Wednesday 29 November, Newbury based charity, Achievement for All, will welcome Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex GCVO, at Park House School.

The visit will see The Countess of Wessex celebrate the work of the charity in transforming the lives of children and young people across England and Wales.

During the visit, Her Royal Highness will meet with pupils, parents and staff from the school and Achievement for All who have been collectively working together to ensure all children and young people are able to achieve.

Sonia Blandford, CEO of Achievement for All said: “It is an absolute honour to have The Countess of Wessex come and see the work of the charity with Park House school. Over the past five years alone, we have reached over 3.86 million beneficiaries and through our tried-and-tested approaches to aspiration, access, attainment and achievement, we aim to improve the lives of millions more.

Derek Peaple, Headteacher at Park House school, said: “We’ve been working in partnership with Achievement for All for seven years with a hugely positive impact on student and parental engagement in learning. The partnership has been all about working as a team for the benefit of our students and their all-round progress and personal development as individuals. It is a great privilege and pleasure to be able to share and celebrate those achievements with Her Royal Highness”.

Achievement for All is a leading not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with early years settings, schools and colleges, improving outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement.

The charity works at every stage of the education system, supporting children from two-19 years of age. To date, the charity's programmes have been used in almost 4,500 schools, colleges, and early years settings, having a positive and measurable impact on children and young people, as well as their families and the adults that support them.