Opened in September 2012, School 21 is an innovative state-funded mixed school for 4 – 18 year olds. Taking a fresh approach to education, breaking from the traditional timetable, with “one teacher and 30 children” and a set number of periods each day, students have a mixture of lessons, seminars, lectures, one-to-one coaching and oracy and debating lessons to develop key skills to succeed in the 21st Century.
It is with this belief of innovation within education that The Rumi Foundation is collaborating with School 21 to set up a new innovative Business School for 16-19 year olds in East London.
Drawing on School 21’s teaching methods the Business School aims to create a new qualification in business for young people by focusing on entrepreneurship and real life business knowledge and skills. The school will forge strong partnerships with local and global companies to expose students to real business environments and challenge the way they think about business.
The Rumi Foundation together with Ian Davis, Chairman of Rolls Royce, and Trust 21 is supporting the feasibility study and initial research for this new school and endeavour.