Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership, Professional Services - KPMG with the City Academy, Hackney

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the professional services sector and a UK charity

What is the partnership?

KPMG has co-sponsored the City Academy, Hackney alongside City of London Corporation since the school’s inception in 2009. Since inception KPMG has invested more than £1.9m in cash, in-kind support and donations in the school.

What did the company do?

Since the partnership started, 1,050 KPMG volunteers have supported the academy through work-related learning programmes, pro-bono work and work experience opportunities to broaden students’ horizons. In 2016/17 alone, 121 volunteers provided more than 862 hours of support. Five KPMG employees sit on the governing board.

Donations have funded a new science lab and sixth form centre, as well as musical instruments and lessons. Volunteers delivered more than 550 hours of subject tutoring across a range of A-Levels and GCSEs in 2016/17, and 25 mentors supported 145 students, offering pastoral support and monitoring their progress on a monthly basis. Meanwhile, 11 volunteers helped Year 7 students with an accelerated reading programme: 43 per cent made better progress than expected.

The company provided 40 work experience placements to Year 10s, enabling students to experience the world of work through shadowing and skills workshops. Students are eligible to apply for a KPMG apprenticeship: the firm has had 13 applications and one new joiner.

Why did it win?

KPMG’s support has helped the academy achieve an Ofsted rating of outstanding in all categories. GCSE results demonstrated the third-best progress of any school in London and placed the academy seventh out of more than 6,000 schools in the country. All sixth form students went on to university, with 36 per cent going on to Russell Group universities, double the national average.

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