Last night we celebrated reaching the goals of the 20 Fully Funded Places campaign. The event was a culmination of our desire to fulfil Lady Dacre’s original mission and welcome 20 boys and girls on a transformational free place. The campaign, which began in 2016, was supported by over 325 OEs, parents, governors, staff and friends of Emanuel. 

The evening itself was a great success with entertainment provided by the acclaimed tenor and OE, Stuart Jackson, our own Director of Music, Simon Gregory, and the talented Emanuel School jazz band.  You can read the programme and campaign impact report here which includes some of the key highlights from the campaign, as well as an overview of our future plans.

Acclaimed tenor Stuart Jackson (OE1997-2004) gave an exceptional performance.

Whilst we celebrate reaching the goals of the Fully Funded Places campaign, we know that we must not stop there. On the 3rd December we will launch the Battersea Rise Trust and commence our new campaign, Emanuel 430: Transforming Futures. This initiative, which coincides with the school’s 430th anniversary in 2024, aims to do even more for our pupils and the wider community. We aim to offer 43 transformative free places by 2024 whilst improving the educational and sporting facilities at the school and supporting thousands more children from local primary schools. Please put 3rd December in your diaries for the launch event and we will send invitations in the autumn term. If you would like to support the campaign, you can make a donation here.

Thank you to everyone who came to the event and who supported the Fully Funded Places campaign.