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.