Charity information

21 Trust

The 21 Trust creates education institutions and programmes designed to help children succeed in the 21st Century, sharing with everyone and learning from everywhere.

Founded 2012

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to bring education into the 21st Century by fundamentally re-imaging the curriculum, teaching methods, and very institutions that exist to educate our children today.

    We are re-imaging the entire learning journey, because we believe that the whole education system is interconnected: from school entry, to graduation from Higher Education. The entry-requirements set by universities have a powerful effect on what is taught in schools. Transitions at 11, 16 and 18 have to be handled thoughtfully. So we are creating an alternative journey that could work as a whole.

    We create institutions because we believe that educational theories and initiatives cannot be viewed in isolation, they must always fit into the complex organisations which schools, colleges and universities are. And these institutions must be places of constant learning and evolution. So we are building institutions to be able to understand what is possible in reality and show that it works.

    We share with everyone and we learn from everywhere. We need to look beyond the world of education to move forward. Successful organisations spend huge amounts of time and money trying to understand how learning happens amongst their staff and how to improve it. To create truly world-class educational experiences we need to embrace this new information together with everything history tells us about what works.

    We need to respond today. Because today matters.

  • Aims

    21 Trust aims to:

    • To continue to build in School 21 a Center of Excellence in 21st Century Education, which will produce students able to operate and ready to succeed in our modern and rapidly changing world.
    • To expand the culture of Oracy in schools and help all our children to become confident, creative, and powerful speakers, through the expansion of our Voice 21 Program.
    • To help all teachers - of any subject, at any level - become experts in developing excellent writing skills in their students, through the expansion of our Writing Mastery Program.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2012

    Registered Charity Number: 1152672

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 5

    Phone number: 07809164167

    Address: School 21 Pitchford Street Stratford E15 4RZ

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