Paul Hamlyn Foundation Supplementary School Case Studies
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s (PHF) main aim is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Foundation funded supplementary schools for 14 years (2001-15) through its Education and Learning Programme, contributing to improvements in the quality of their tuition and range of activities, as well as the development of partnerships with mainstream schools.
Following a review of PHF’s Education and Learning Programme, and in response to the increasing pressure on supplementary schools, its trustees decided to undertake some additional work to strengthen the sustainability of its grantees and the wider sector. This work included:
A research study into the impact of supplementary schools on children’s attainment in mainstream education. This research focused on areas outside London and included pupils from seven local authority areas: Coventry, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Sheffield. It aimed to complement a similar 2012 study published by the John Lyons Charity which focused on London supplementary schools. The report was published in 2015 and is available here.
A series of case studies of seven supplementary schools to show a range of relatively strong models for maintaining financial stability.
PHF published a booklet containing summary versions of the case studies, which was sent out to all NRCSE members (please log in and check your membership record has up-to-date postal address). We still have a few copies left, if you would like one please get in touch. The longer, more detailed versions are available here.