We have always prided ourselves on a strong relationship with our parents and believe that an education can only be effective if the triangular set of relationships between parent, boy and school is strong in every direction. We have been closely involved in working with our partner school, Desborough, for the last ten years. We have partners at home and abroad: a thriving community action partnership programme locally, and a strong relationship with a school in Gehandu, Tanzania as well as exchange programmes in Paris, Barcelona and Ichinomiya, Japan. Boys have a remarkable track record in charity work; they have raised over £600,000 in the last five years for local, national and international causes.
We now want our thinking to become more strategic. Sharing good ideas brings direct benefits to boys. Through our partnerships we want them to become more self-aware, questioning and outward facing and, in the future, prepared and willing to make a positive contribution to wider society. As an educational charity, it is important that Radley is seen by our boys, staff, parents, ORs and the local community to be making a genuine contribution and commitment.
We are excited about what is possible. Activity will come under one of seven headings - academic; sport; music; community; countryside centre; strategic partnerships and research - and we are committed to the measurement of real impact in each. We are looking to build sustained partnerships that are built on strong relationships, realistic goals, and mutual benefit.