The Code’s Partner Schools Announced

School Launch
20th July 2017

As part of The Code’s commitment to inspire the next generation of talent, we have confirmed 13 secondary schools across the UK for the academic year 2017/18 will become our first official Partner Schools. After delivering 40 workshops into 40 different schools in March, we have chosen a number of schools which we will build closer relationships with over the next academic year to inspire and inform their students.

How have we chosen the schools we’re working with?

The schools we have chosen to partner with are located in London, Stafford, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh and are all within a short distance to our offices. They’ve also been selected looking at the percentage of students from a BAME background, the percentage of students on free school meals and also looking at gender and other social mobility issues.

Partner School Reach

Launching the partner school programme

To kick off these partnerships we hosted a launch event in our London office for our London- based partner schools alongside our delivery partner MyKindaFuture. The evening saw our HR Director, Paula Cunnington speak about the real need for our industry to address the problems we face around bringing in diverse talent and commented

“It was great to meet so many of the schools we’ll be working with as part of The Code. I’m so excited to see how we, as a business, can start to introduce future talent to our leaders along with influencing our industry to do the same through these partnerships”.

Paula Code Launch

We also heard from MyKindaFuture’s MD, Will Akeman, along with some of our own employee’s who have all joined us in the last year and shared their stories on how they came into the Network and experiences since along with their thoughts about some of the careers guidance they received during their education journeys.

For our partner schools based in Stafford, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh we’ve kicked off engagement between teachers and key representatives from our Northern offices talk through the programme offering in more detail.

So what next?

We’ve been working on creating a fun and engaging ‘Digital Challenge’ for students to take part in. The challenge will encourage young people to identify a behaviour or societal problem they would like to address and then task them to implement their ideas into a creative campaign.

For our partner school students, we’ll be delivering face to face workshops into schools to teach them the skills they need to create their campaigns.

If you’d like to register your schools interest in hosting a workshop in March 2018, or find out more about how you become a partner school, please contact us at

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