Working with, and responding to the needs of, our community is held in high regard at Regent High School. We have developed partnerships on a local level which benefit students, professionals and wider members of the community.
Our community partners include; The Francis Crick Institute, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Global Generation, City Learning Centre, Somers Town Community Association and Neighbourhood Forum, The British Museum, British Library, Age UK Camden, Foundling Museum, Metropolitan Police, Camden Fairtrade Network, Camden Mela and Somerstown Festival, Anne Frank Trust and ARUP, Young Enterprise and The British Council.
We are committed to maintaining and developing these local partnerships for the benefit of young people across Camden, including younger pupils from our key primary schools.
The Francis Crick Institute
Our developing relationship with The Francis Crick Institute is providing extensive opportunities for students in the science department. The Francis Crick Institute is a consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London and will be providing educational programmes for schools located within Somers Town. Once open in mid-2016, the Crick Institute will be the UK’s leading medical research institute and we are very excited to be working in close partnership with them.
Regent High School has developed a very close relationship with Global Generation over the past several years. This has led to numerous collaborative projects that have ranged from the development of an innovative Key Stage 4 curriculum offer to a horticultural exhibition at Clarence House, and delivery of a transition summer school for new Year 7 students.
City Learning Centre
We are privileged to have access to the City Learning Centre (CLC), both during and after school, an excellent resource that can be used by the whole community. The centre works on a hire basis, with schools hiring it out during the day and being open to the community after school hours. The CLC provides the opportunity to use new ICT technologies, borrow equipment and gain qualifications.
Our English and Humanities departments have teamed forces to create a CD for Camden Borough Literacy Resources, which will be available for all schools in Camden. The project is designed to encourage sharing of best practice across the borough. We are looking to work on similar initiatives and projects where we find ways of sharing outstanding practice at our school.