Enterprise Education

Enterprise Education


At Newlands, Enterprise Education is embedded into the curriculum. This is achieved through:

  • The Real Business Challenge for Year 9 (during Activities Week at end of Summer Term). This national competition run by Coca-Cola is a chance for leaners to create a potential product and being judged on a variety of criteria including team organisation, financial skills, sustainability and feasibility.

  • Year 10 Enterprise Day. One of the highlights of the calendar, this day has grown from strength-to-strength, with Industry experts from Multi-National companies to local small businesses coming to offer learners support as they create a presentation to launch a product to market.  It is thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile for students, teachers and our industry visitors alike, and demonstrates the school’s commitment to Enterprise learning.

  • Year 8 Mini-Enterprise. Organised jointly with the Design and Technology Department, the mini-enterprise project runs over the course of around 10 weeks, culminating with two sessions where groups compete to sell their product and/or service.

  • Inviting visiting speakers from Business and the local community.  In recent years, students have received guest speakers from cutting-edge organisations such as The Trinity Group, John Lewis, and Hermesetas.

  • Visiting local companies and community organisations. A number of local businesses are now actively volunteering themselves to be visited or to come to Newlands to help add to the students’ Business and Enterprise education. For instance, we have forged an excellent working relationship with Three, the mobile phone service organisation whose Head Office is in Maidenhead. We now quit regularly organise bespoke educational experiences with their Discovery Centre.


Local business partners provide their expertise to Newlands students.

Local Business Partners provided their expertise to the students.

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