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Premier League Enterprise uses the business model of football clubs to inspire young people to engage positively in education; to develop important life skills and to raise awareness of the world of work. Enterprise takes place once a week at The Albion Foundation School with activities and lessons also being held at The Hawthorne’s Stadium.

Vision: To inspire young people to engage more positively in education and to equip them to lead successful lives.

Mission: To increase the aspirations and skills of 11- to 18-year-olds in full-time education who are marginalised or who are at risk of not achieving their full potential.

Who is the project for? Pupils in Years 7-9 who meet one or more of the following criteria:

Eligible for Pupil Premium and / or Free School Meals Disability or Special Educational Need English as a Second Language Looked After Child
Low attainment Poor behaviour and / or attitude Poor attendance and / or punctuality Low confidence / self-esteem

What will pupils be learning about? The programme is based around six areas:

The Fan Experience Money Matters What will we sell?
Attracting Customers Managing the Business Aiming for Success

What areas will pupils improve? The project has been designed to link to English, maths and business. Enterprise lessons are designed to help pupils to improve the following key skills:

Communication Confidence Financial Capability Initiative
Organisation Problem Solving Resilience Teamwork

What are the outcomes of the project?

  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased aspirations
  • Improved attitude towards learning

How do I find out more? Contact Erin Hicken, Enterprise Coordinator:           

Albion Foundation

Reach School and The Albion Foundation have developed a bespoke programme directly aimed at Key Stage 3 students who are external to The Foundation’s ‘Time Out’ programme. One day a week Reach school attend The Foundation and take part in the ‘Enterprise’, ‘Upfront’, ‘Achieve’ and ‘Time Out’ programmes including using sport as a reward. Programmes are tailored to each group or individual and include mentoring, positive well-being, employability, life skills and behaviour intervention.

The Albion Foundation aims to engage a variety of young people; improving achievement, changing behaviour, increasing attendance, raising self-esteem and boosting confidence. Albion coaches:

  • Work in class with individuals, deliver intervention programmes and wellbeing programmes in small groups or on a one-to-one basis
  • Provide rewards and incentives
  • Organise and deliver out of school activities including match day activities

Make a measurable difference to achievement, attendance and engagement

Enterprise       Upfront


Year 9 at Reach School Is a unique alternative education provision aimed at re-engaging young people back into education through an innovative and inspiring programme that will develop a new attitude towards learning. Here at Reach School we aim to prepare and support our Year 9 students through the option process ready for their chosen GCSE subjects in Year 10 and 11, or where possible, reintegrate them back in to mainstream education.

Our Year 9 programme provides a learning environment that will stimulate and challenge students through a mixture of core curriculum lessons and indigenous education through a broad enrichment programme and challenge day activities that all students are exposed to, to improve academic attainment, behaviour, self-confidence and self-esteem. Students are set clear boundaries as a year group and set individual clear goals for their own personal development. Year 9 students will explore the world around them and ask questions which help them achieve and make progress throughout their time at Reach.

Throughout Year 9 we aim to build a partnership between the school and families or care providers of the students to help engage the student to give them the best foundation to succeed here at Reach. We aim to work together with parents/carers from the initial integration meeting in order to support the students as they transition in to the school and continue this throughout the student’s time in Year 9. Parents/carers are given regular feedback on the progress of their child through the regular contact with the Year 9 Co-ordinator, termly reports and parents evening.

We ask that all parents support the school policies, work closely with staff to support their child’s learning and communicate any issues that may affect their child’s progress.

Our long term plan is to continue to build a fully inclusive and engaging programme for our Year 9 students that will enable them to fully re-engage with education and succeed later in life. Above is our current timetable for Year 9 that covers a wide array of core curriculum and enrichment sessions. Our extensive programme is designed to assist in the development of transferable skills and qualities necessary to progress into KS4 and Post-16. We expect our students to take full advantage of them; challenging and enjoying themselves with new skills and experiences