Our Partnership with Mill Hill Independent School

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This is a really exciting collaboration, unique in our area, which was initiated in June 2017 in order to:

  • expand opportunities for students to learn together;
  • improve Sixth form enrichment
  • enhance careers information and guidance
  • provide opportunities for students to collaborate on extra-curricular activities
  • share expertise around development of teaching and learning

This partnership enables our students to benefit from the Mill Hill Foundation’s world class facilities and also to mix with a wider range of students from different walks of life; preparing them for college/university, the world of work and life in Modern Britain.

In 2017-2018 we collaborated on and shared a range of fantastic activities with our Mill Hill Foundation Partners, and in 2018-2019 further ambitious expansion of the programme is planned:

Student Partnership:

Learning together

6th Form enrichment



Joint coding day for Y9 at Mill Hill School

Business society talks

Shared careers event calendar for Autumn term

Netball matches

Mill Hill School students visited Copthall to participate in International Women’s Day

Lower Sixth lectures

Shared careers fair in March

Year 7 ‘camp-over’ – Oct 2018

Copthall hosted author visits which were attended by Mill Hill students

Extended project qualification



Staff Partnership:

Collaboration on Teacher Development

Copthall Teach First teachers had a second school placement at Mill Hill

A candidate teacher for Mill Hill taught their observation lesson at Copthall

Initial Teacher Trainees at Mill Hill had a second school placement at Copthall

Mill Hill teachers provided a professional development session at Copthall

Copthall teachers attended professional development events at Mill Hill school

Deputy heads observed teaching in both schools to compare their evaluation of the quality of teaching

Curriculum leaders from Copthall visited Mill Hill School to observe teaching and share best practice

Non-teaching staff leaders shared ideas and approaches to policies, marketing and legislation changes


Our Partnership with Salesforce

SalesforceWe have a really exciting collaboration with Salesforce, a global company who are the world’s number one Customer Relationship Management, specialist professional organisation.

The collaboration aims to:

  • expand opportunities for students to learn together
  • enhance careers information and guidance
  • provide opportunities for students to work on coding and app. building
  • enhance student reading opportunities

This partnership enables our students to benefit from practical experience in a business organisation and interact with a wide range of people from different career backgrounds.

In 2017-2018 we have visited Heron Tower and participated in a range of programmes:

  1. Decorum workshop with 15 students from Yr7-13 which involved 15 women who work for Salesforce, led by a charity called ‘Magic me’, which connect generations, through their intergenerational arts projects
  2. C.V. writing and Interview skills organised by the Brokerage for 10 of our Year 10 students, run by a city law firm in Canary Wharf.
  3. Two coding workshops for Computer Science students in Year 9 and Year 10

In 2018-19 we will be working with a Salesforce Literacy programme

English National Ballet

Download (1)Since 2009 Copthall has enjoyed a close partnership with the English National Ballet resulting in performances at The Peacock Theatre, The V&A, The Royal College of Music and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Each year twenty students from Year 8 to 10 have the opportunity to work with a professional choreographer in preparation for the performance. Copthall is one of only four schools from the London area involved in this partnership.

Jack Petchey

Jack petcheyCopthall has been working with the Jack Petchey Foundation since 2005. The Foundation recognises the positive contributions young people make to society and assists them in achieving their potential. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities, develop their full potential and play an active role in society. Copthall is involved in the Achievement Awards as well as the Speak Out Challenge, which provide our students with a wealth of opportunities to develop their impact and confidence.

Step into Dance

Download (2)Copthall works closely with Step into Dance which offers weekly dance classes after school. The students study Street Dance and have competed in ‘Step into Battle’ as well as performing at the Barnet Spring Sharing and the Step Live events on the Southbank and at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Step into Dance works with schools from all over the London area and is part of the Royal Academy of Dance in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Tavistock Tutors


With the inspiration of the current leadership, the 6th Form has become a centre for academic excellence alongside a culture of inclusivity.

Tavistock Tutors are proud to work with Copthall School to help students in 6th Form apply to the leading universities in the U.K.

Please contact the Director of Sixth Form Ms Patel to organise a free private tutor with Tavistock Tutors.

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