The trust provides exceptional opportunities for pupils that they would not ordinarily experience. Pupils participate in many adventures.

We know that is essential that children learn to read, write, and add up, but we want our academies to offer so much more than that. Think back to your own childhood – what really stands out about your own primary school days? Was it phonics lessons and learning how to do long division? Or was it a brilliant school trip where you camped under the stars? Or built a raft and crossed a lake? Or built and launched rockets from the playground?

These types of great opportunities – the memorable experiences that cement themselves into your psyche – happen in every school. What’s different for us is that we actively codify it into a set of promises so that it becomes something that EVERY child is entitled to.

11 Before 11 is the way we do this; it’s a set of promises that help our children to be in the driving seat in their own lives. They are a series of seminal experiences that we want every child in the REAch2 family to have experienced before they leave us to go to secondary school-aged 11. Across every one of our academies, we are ambitious for our children to have broad horizons in life and high aspirations for themselves. We want our children to be inspired and challenged so that each one can develop their unique potential to the full.

Life is an adventure – and school should be too!

We know the positive impact 11 Before 11 has had so far, and strongly believe that its importance has only grown because of COVID-19 and the repercussions that the pandemic has had on society, on our communities, and on our families.

That is why we will continue to invest in delivering 11 Before 11, so that every child’s time at school with us is exceptional, giving them memories to take away and cherish for a lifetime.

11 Before 11 forms an essential part of our promise to pupils: to take them beyond the usual, to offer wider opportunities in life, and to inspire them to move forward and take charge of their own life’s adventure.

We are incredibly proud of 11 Before 11.