Everton in the Community created history in September 2012 when it was the first 'Club – Community' scheme in the country to be awarded funding by the Government to open a Free School; a ground-breaking initiative for young people across Merseyside.
Everton Free School caters for young people aged 14-16 and offers an alternative education pathway to those where traditional methods in mainstream schools have failed. The Free School also offers an ‘open’ Sixth Form and attracts many 16-19-year-old students who choose to study sport within the environment and surroundings of a Premier League Football Club.
Everton Free School will cater for up to 120 pupils in the 14-16 age range and up to 80 students in the Sixth Form and delivers an innovative, personalised curriculum supported by local stakeholders, industry partners and Further and Higher Education institutes with collaboration from other schools, local authorities, external agencies and importantly their colleagues in Everton in the Community and the Football Club.
The Free School and Sixth Form College provide exciting learning environments for students and bring together communities from different backgrounds whilst developing strong relationships with external providers, families and Everton Free School staff.
In addition to the personalised curriculum, the School also offers a programme of extra-curricular support and enrichment activities which is providing exciting opportunities for collaborative working.
At Everton Free School and Sixth Form College they recognise that every student is different and that everyone has their own talents and interests and, consequently, work to ensure that our students discover, explore and reach their potential in a secure, supportive and stimulating environment. All of this is done whilst equipping the pupils with the values, skills, attributes and experiences they need for personal success and wellbeing in a multicultural society.
As a centre of learning, Everton Free School dedicates itself to ensuring that every student has access to the best possible curriculum which suits their needs, develops positive aspirations set firmly within a variety of learning experiences which are enjoyable, relevant, motivating and challenging.
Ofsted judged the School as 'good with outstanding features' after only two years of operating; a judgement the School are very proud of.
For more information about Everton Free School and Sixth Form College, visit www.evertonfreeschool.com.