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Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Charity information

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) transforms lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. We are a cultural education charity that gives young people the confidence to see that the whole world is their stage.

Every year, up to 30,000 young people from every community and background across the UK take part in the world’s largest youth drama festival. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings in professional theatres nationwide.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

    Our carefully tailored programmes, curriculum resources and standalone workshops improve teamwork and educational attainment. With us, children gain the crucial skills they need to succeed in life. By delivering these results in every type of school, we promote social cohesion and improve life chances.

    SSF’s inclusive ethos is at the heart of what we do. We engage diverse groups, including those attending special schools and from minority ethnic backgrounds, and are passionate about reaching those living in areas of deprivation.

    Since 2000, SSF has touched the lives of over 250,000 young people and their teachers; we know that the unique power of Shakespeare really can transform lives.

  • Aims

    Shakespeare Schools Foundation aims to:

    • promote life skills, social cohesion and ambition
    • promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts
    • provide a unique cultural and creative experience to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Overview

    Established: July 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1164676

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 29

    Part time staff: 5

    Phone number: 020 7601 1800

    Address: 7th Floor Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P 2AF

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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