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Of course, it's essential that our children can read, write and add up to the level that you would expect for their age, however at REAch2, the school has always been about so much more.

Think back – what do you remember about your primary school days?

Was it phonics lessons or learning how to do long division? Was it a brilliant school trip where you camped under the stars, built a raft, or crossed a lake?.

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 consciously codify it into a set of promises so that it becomes something that EVERY child is entitled to and “11 before 11” is the way we do this.

11 before 11 is a set of promises that help our children to be in the driving seat in their own lives, 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 each of our 60 schools, 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. 11 before 11 takes our children beyond the usual, to open opportunities in life and inspire them to move forward in their own life’s adventure.

We are incredibly proud of “11 before 11”. We know the impact that it has had so far, and strongly believe that its importance has only grown because of Covid-19 and the impact that the pandemic has had on society, on our communities, and on our families. We will continue to invest in delivering it so that every child’s experience of school with us is exceptional and memorable for all the right reasons.

Click here to find out more about our 11 Before 11 programme.