In December 2019, we launched our rebranded charitable trust, the Battersea Rise Trust (BRT). The goals of the BRT are central to Emanuel’s wider vision of ensuring every pupil at the school is happy, confident, kind and able to demonstrate high aspirations in all that they do.

The Battersea Rise Trust has four key aims:

  • To welcome more children to Emanuel on a transformative free place. We want to offer more pupils, who would otherwise never have the opportunity, the chance to benefit from a life-changing education at Emanuel School. You can read more about why these places are so important here and support the initiative here.
  • To support our ambitious estate plan. We want to ensure that our staff, pupils and the local community have access to excellent educational and sporting facilities at Emanuel. You can read more about our capital campaign here and support the initiative here.
  • To enhance social mobility in south west London. We want to harness our pupils’ leadership alongside our educational expertise and the school’s resources to improve opportunities for local children. You can read more about our outreach here and support the programme here.
  • To grow the Emanuel Society. The Emanuel Society incorporates all members of the school community – pupils, parents, alumni, staff and friends of the school. Its aim is to keep everyone better updated on the full range of opportunities available at Emanuel and ensure the wider community continue to feel connected to the school.

Emanuel 430: Transforming Futures

In 2024, the school will celebrate its 430th anniversary. By this date we want to have made a significant impact on the goals of the Battersea Rise Trust, run exciting events and provided a range of opportunities under the banner of Emanuel 430.

At the heart of Emanuel 430 is the desire to transform lives through education and the school has committed to welcoming 43 children on a full means-tested place by 2024. It is our belief that these transformative bursaries have the biggest impact, ensuring we are offering more children, who would otherwise never be able to attend Emanuel, the chance of a life-changing education. You can read more about our progress against this goal here and support the initiative here.