At St Dunstan’s College, we are proud to work with a number of external organisations, which benefits not only our pupils and staff but those in the local and wider community.
Lewisham Young Leaders Academy (LYLA)
In 2021, we were delighted to partner with Lewisham Council and Westside Young Leaders Academy (WYLA) establishing the Lewisham Young Leaders Academy (LYLA).
The Academy has been established in response to research and evidence showing disparities in attainment and outcomes for Black Caribbean and dual heritage (Black Caribbean/White) children and young people, not just in Lewisham, but throughout London and the UK.
Lewisham Young Leaders Academy will offer additional support to young people from across Lewisham, through transformative teaching in life skills, including leadership, teamwork, presentation skills and CV building.
Young people will be invited to enroll for the scheme through their school or other networks connected to the programme. The sessions will initially take place on Saturday mornings and will be run by an experienced team of educators who have already enjoyed success with a similar project in west London, the Westside Young Leaders Academy.
Lewisham Council is funding the project and St Dunstan’s College will be providing free use of its facilities.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Our partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was launched in 2019, to create a Player Development Programme for students aged between 11 and 18, both within the College and within the wider community of Catford.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Football Development team work alongside staff from St Dunstan’s College to deliver authentic training methods developed within the Club’s Academy, designed to support and challenge young people to reach their full potential.
As part of the programme, the coaches monitor each player individually, giving them the opportunity to learn and develop their skills so they can play attacking football with flair, fluidity and passion, these being the hallmarks of the Club.
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH)
We are proud to work with the estate agency KFH, who are the sponsors of our annual St Dunstan’s Festival. KFH Catford’s support of our Festival allows the College to host more events that benefit the St Dunstan’s and local community. This has included an evening on diversity and inclusion, with Baroness Lawrence, and most recently an open air cinema at our Jubilee Grounds.
KFH also attend our annual careers fair and make regular visits to the College to meet with staff and students.
London Academy of Excellence Tottenham
St Dunstan’s College is proud to be a partner school of the award-winning London Academy of Excellence Tottenham. Offering both strategic guidance to the school, with the Head serving as a governor, our partnership also cultivates a number of opportunities for educational partnerships, benefitting students across our schools and from different parts of London.