PRESS RELEASE:   6th July 2015


Skills for tomorrow’s world

Cabinet Minister Rt Hon Greg Hands MP and The Apprentice’s Nick Hewer are joining The Fulham Boys School this week in calling for business to help shape a cutting-edge enterprise curriculum for the new Free school.

The school is holding its first dedicated Enterprise week from 6th July.  Students will be putting their skills to the test in activities out and about in London and will be designing social enterprise projects to make an impact locally in the next academic year.

The Fulham Boys School’s Headmaster Alun Ebenezer explains: “We’re constantly searching out best practice in teaching and raising boys’ achievement, and want our first Enterprise week to highlight our quest to work with business to understand the skills that will be valued in tomorrow’s world. What is it that our comprehensive mix of boys will need to succeed when they enter the workplace – what will give Fulham Boys the edge?”

Since opening in September, activities in and outside the classroom have been encouraging pupils to develop enterprising characteristics.  Enterprise week is the culmination of this first year and concludes on Friday 10th July with Nick Hewer chairing an ‘Apprentice’ style appraisal of projects.  The Fulham Boys School’s patron and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, will be presenting awards.

Mr Hands said: “It took phenomenal community enterprise to get this Free school open a year ago and I’m delighted to see the entrepreneurial spirit continuing so evidently in this week’s activities. As the school’s Patron, I urge any business interested in helping design a curriculum for 21st century enterprise to answer the school’s call for active business partnerships.”

The school is asking business to engage in blue sky thinking – understanding how it can set in train now the soft skills, the thinking skills and the enterprising attitudes that will be valued alongside boys’ ‘A’ level knowledge when they leave school.

Any businesses or other organisations interested in helping develop The Fulham Boys School’s enterprise programme and diploma are warmly invited to contact the school and attend the end of Enterprise week BBQ on Friday 10 July.

FBS is a free school, founded by local parents and teachers, with the support of the London Diocesan Board for Schools and the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.  It opened in September 2015 with its first Year 7 boys and will grow year on year to full capacity in 2020 with 800 boys.

For further information please contact:

Meriel Stinson:, or the school office: 020 7381 7100.

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