London and South East Classics Network
In 2013 Classics for All was awarded £250,000 by London Schools Excellence Fund to introduce Classics in London schools under the project title ‘Capital Classics’. Beginning in areas of particular deprivation, with we have since then worked with more than 100 schools to introduce Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in all parts of the capital.
Our focus has largely been on training teachers, and since August 2015, we have been running an annual summer workshop for teachers at UCL, along with various training sessions throughout the year. We have been fortunate to work with certain centres of excellence such as Camden School for Girls, who have also arranged enrichment events for pupils in our network. In time, we hope schools we have worked with will help support new Classics departments in their feeder primaries.
Most excitingly, it is in London that we are pioneering new training routes for teachers, beginning with a partnership with Harris Academies.
In December 2017, we successfully raised over £60,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, to support work in London and the South West.