Life is an adventure – and school should be too

It is essential that our children can read, write and add up to the level that you

would expect for their age, but attending a REAch2 school has always been

about so much more.


Think back – what do you remember about your primary school days?

Was it phonics lessons or learning how to do long division? Or was it a

brilliant school trip where you camped under the stars? Or built a raft

and crossed a lake? Or built and launched rockets from the playground?

These types of great opportunity – the memorable experiences that cement themselves into your psyche – happen in every school. What’s different for us is that we consciously codify it into a set of promises so that it becomes something that EVERY child is entitled to.

And “11 before 11” is the way we do this; it’s a set of promises that help our children to be in the driving seat in their own lives. They are a series of seminal experiences that we want every child in the REAch2 family to have experienced before they leave us to go to secondary school aged 11. Across all the Reach2  schools, we are ambitious for our children to have broad horizons in life and high aspirations for themselves. We want our children to be inspired and challenged so that each one can develop their unique potential to the full.

11 before 11 takes our children beyond the usual, to open opportunities in life and inspire them to move forward in their own life’s adventure. We are incredibly proud of “11 before 11”.


The promises are to offer our children a wide range of enriching and inspirational experiences.

Each year group will achieve one or more promises each year.


The 11 promises are as follows: 
















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Year 4 have completed their promises:

messing about in the river and creating a large sculpture. Have a look in our front entrance hall to see the large sculpture Year 4 created during their ‘Plastic Pollution’ mini mission.

Year 5 completed their good deed.

They have been to Maple Court to spend time with the elderly residents there. They played them some music, told them jokes and spent time talking to and creating pieces of art with the residents.

In February 2022 we will

'Cross a Broder' to France for

the 2nd time