Saracens Launch High School

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10 September 2018

Saracens High School opened last week demonstrating the north London club’s pioneering commitment to improving society through the power of sport.

One hundred and fifty-six Year 7 pupils attended their first day at the new free mainstream secondary school in Barnet, North London, where high educational aspirations are underpinned by Saracens’ core values of hard work, discipline, honesty and humility.

Saracens say that some of the most disadvantaged children in the capital will benefit from progressive education programmes, greatly increasing their chances of fulfilling their academic and personal potential.

Nigel Wray, chairman of Saracens, said: “What a challenge and a privilege to be able to open a school, to try and make a real difference to young people in a disadvantaged community.

“Saracens High School is, we believe, the first mainstream secondary school ever to be set up by a professional sports club. Our aim, as it is for our players, is to help every young person be the best they can possibly be.”

The school’s principal, Matt Stevens, said: “It is a great honour and privilege to lead Saracens High School to serve Colindale and its surrounding area. All who work and learn here are fortunate to have the unique opportunity of doing so as part of the wider Saracens family, and our shared values will develop an exceptional environment and culture for learning.

“Our outstanding members of staff will deliver a comprehensive Character Education programme, combined with academic success to enable our pupils to

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