Olive Academies

Olive academies

Olive Academies & Impetus

Part of the Engage Fund: a partnership with The Henry Smith Charity

Our partnership with Impetus has enabled the trust to move forwards in a more creative and dynamic way. It has has opened the door to an invaluable network of professionals who together are providing effective solutions to change the lives of some of the country's most disadvantaged children and young people.

– Mark Vickers MBE, CEO, Olive Academies Trust

The need: Only around 5% of young people who sit their GCSEs in alternative provision pass English and maths compared to 65% of pupils in state schools.

Our charity partner: Olive Academies Trust runs five academies across London and East England, specialising in alternative provision alongside Olive Outreach, an exclusion-prevention programme in mainstream schools. They focus on providing pupils with creative, nurturing and inspiring learning opportunities which re-engage them in learning and transform their lives.

Our impact: With The Henry Smith Charity, we’ve partnered to provide Olive Academies Trust with £200,000 to support their ambitions to further develop their outreach and preventative programmes within mainstream schools. This will enable the trust to grow its provision of targeted support to help even more at-risk students and prevent exclusions.

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Engage Fund

We’re tackling the rising number of school exclusions and improving outcomes for young people in alternative provision (AP) in England.
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Educational attainment

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 40% less likely pass English and maths GCSEs than their better off peers. We’re focussed on supporting young people to develop social and emotional skills; championing tutoring; and shining a light on chronically underserved young people excluded from school pass English and maths GCSEs, compared with 69% of all other pupils. With the right support, we can make life after school fairer.
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Impetus launches £3m 'Engage Fund' to tackle school exclusions

New partnership with The Henry Smith Charity to back charities tackling school exclusions
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