The City of London School Visits Fund launched on 4 November 2014 and is on track to meet its target of benefitting 100 schools in its first year. It is managed by the Museum of London and offers schools in disadvantaged areas of London up to £300 to help them visit 20 City-supported cultural venues.
Examination results of the City’s three independent schools, the City of London Academies and the Sir John Cass Primary school have risen again confirming the City achieves exceptional academic outcomes.
The City of London Corporation has produced a short film to raise awareness of the work of Julia Hodson, the Virtual School Headteacher for the City of London. The film outlines the role she plays in our wider safeguarding programme, what the role has achieved in its first year and what the future priorities are.
Take a few minutes to watch the film.
At the City Bridge Trust annual dinner on 18 October, Chairman Alderman Alison Gowman formally launched the Trust’s next Strategic Review. This review will inform the Trust’s funding strategy for 2018 to 2023, ensuring that it stays relevant and alive to the changing needs of Londoners. This process began in May 2015, when the City Bridge Trust Committee fully endorsed and supported the process outlined for the review by David Farnsworth, Chief Grants Officer.
Unveiled in September, the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Gateways’ signage aims to promote a sense of arrival in the Forest and encourage safer driving. It features designs by Walter E. Spradbery whose family attended the ceremony along with Epping Forest and Commons Committee Chairman. The design is part of the iconic ‘Beyond the City’ campaign which promoted travel to outer London destinations in the pre-war period.
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