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The Wensum Trust and Community Sports Foundation launch Educational Partnership

The Wensum Trust and Community Sports Foundation launch Educational Partnership

The Wensum Trust and Norwich City Community Sports Foundation are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership, which will see the Trust appointed as the Foundation’s main Education Partner.

The partnership will see the Trust provide support to the Foundation’s growing Football & Education Programme and for the first time enable students to choose an A-Level pathway as well as a vocational route within the Norwich based programmes.

CSF’s Head of Curriculum, Stevie Bramble commented; “The partnership with The Wensum Trust is a step we’ve been looking at for some time. To be able to offer an A-level pathway to our growing provision means we can now support more young people. The location of Hellesdon High School’s Sixth Form Centre in relation to our new training facility (The Nest) makes it logistically possible and a perfect fit. The additional academic support we will receive from the Sixth Form Centre to our vocational programme will further enhance our already very strong learner outcomes”.

Principal at Hellesdon High School & Sixth Form Centre, Tom Rolfe added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Community Sports Foundation as their main educational provider. We are always looking to expand our post-16 provision and given the location of ‘The Nest’, this is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved. The new A-level pathway will add an extra dimension to the already very successful vocational programme giving students from across the County a greater choice”.

Through the partnership, students will also benefit from the excellent facilities available at Hellesdon High School, with the sports hall opening up the opportunity for players to add futsal into their training programme for the winter months.

The Wensum Trust Chair of Trustees John Smith and CEO Gerard Batty added; “This is a wonderful opportunity for CSF and The Wensum Trust, that will not only benefit all the students in our Academies, but will also improve the opportunities for young people across Norfolk. In addition the partnership will provide first class sports, recreation and conference facilities in North West Norwich adjacent to our international airport, alongside our already well established community use facilities. The sky’s the limit”!

Details on the application process for the 2019 programmes will be released shortly.

For further details on the Foundation’s education programmes please contact Head of Curriculum, Stevie Bramble at the community office on 01603 761122 or via email

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