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Having been successful in its bid to the SHINE Trust for the third time, and with generous support from Wimbledon Foundation and Clarion Housing Association, we continue to deliver learning opportunities on a Saturday and offer a chance to fifty 9-10 yr old pupils (approx.10 per each Cluster school) to take part in enrichment activities aimed at raising attainment. 

SHINE offers five hours of study support and enrichment at Bond Primary School on 25 Saturdays per year, targeting predominantly disadvantaged students. Activities include study support, educational trips, theatre workshops, SATs revision 

and free lunch. 

SHINE curriculum is overseen and devised by a fully qualified and experienced senior teacher. 




The Sanctuary Art Therapy Space

We recently launched our stunning Art Therapy Space focusing on therapeutic evidence based approach. Our aim is to raise children and young people's self-confidence and independence through the provision of Creative Arts. This specially tailored intervention will help over 60 pupils in the greatest need to modify behaviour which might affect their education and wellbeing, and will enable them to fully engage in school and at all costs, avoid exclusion. The project is fully funded by the Taylor Family Foundation.




Study Support Centre

The Study Support Centre based at Cricket Green School 6th Form is a joint project, creating a partnership amongst all schools from Mitcham Town Cluster. 

The Centre has been designed to provide a stimulating, modern high-tech teaching and learning environment. The high ratio of tutors to young people enables development of confidence-boosting relationships between students and mentors ensuring rapid progress and key skills development. The programme is currently working on a school referral basis and focusing on offering specially tailored study support and enrichment courses. 

With support from Clarion Housing Association and Ernest Cook Trust we have been able to introduce the cutting edge technology such as Oculus Rift, Lego-We Do coding and game creation activities. Use of iPads and artificial intelligence is encouraged, to tease out independent learning.

Green Arts Centre

We’re delighted to announce that the Green Arts Centre at CGS will be opening in May 2021. Green Arts Centre is the place for local young people to meet, share, play, have fun and get creative- and it’s right on your doorstep!

Green Arts is the only dedicated youth arts venue in Mitcham and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound with a dance floor, flexible stage and a brand-new cinema quality projector and screen. From June 2021 we will be offering local young people free theatre “taster” sessions and in summer we will run a FREE theatre summer school. From September we are planning an exciting programme of theatre, music and dance classes for all ages from 6-18. All our in-house sessions will be low-cost or free.

The theatre space is also hireable at highly competitive community rates for dance schools, drama groups, music classes and professional or amateur theatre companies for classes, rehearsals and performances.

To get our termly online newsletter telling you what is coming up at GAC and how you can get involved, please contact; andrewalty@wctt.org.uk

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