The National Archives welcomes Swedish School onsite at Kew
We are delighted to announce the commencement of a new strategic collaboration with the Swedish School in London (SSL).
The National Archives has a long history of working with and supporting the educational sector, primarily through onsite school visits but also via an extensive programme of online teaching sessions and outreach work. In line with this, we are now welcoming a new partner, the Swedish School, who will locate their Sixth Form on site from November.
Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper at The National Archives, said: ’We welcome the Swedish School to Kew and look forward to working alongside them. Both The National Archives and the Swedish School have learning and the acquisition of knowledge at their core.
‘This dynamic, educational partnership will allow both parties to enhance our offer to students and visitors. We see this as a positive step forward to creating a stimulating, learning environment for the future.’
Jenny Abrahamsson, Headteacher at the Swedish School in London, said: ‘We are delighted to embark on this strategic partnership with The National Archives in Kew, with the relocation of our Sixth Form to this significant British cultural institution. Months of discussion and collaboration in preparation for this move have highlighted just how closely aligned our values around education are, and we look forward to the long-term enrichment of both the Swedish School in London and The National Archives in this exciting new chapter for both.’
The SSL is a registered charity that provides teaching of the Swedish curriculum to Swedish nationals, allowing them to spend time in a different cultural environment without having to take time out from their education. The SSL is consistently rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and prides itself on offering high quality teaching to pupils of all ages. The Sixth Form (comprising around 70 students and staff) is currently located in Richmond but will move to The National Archives into space not normally occupied by the public.
This collaboration will not adversely impact the services or activities we provide for our visitors, nor will it change our commitment to our statutory obligations under the Public Records Act 1958. There will be no impact on staffing or activities.
It is the result of a long piece of work by the Business Development team at The National Archives who have been looking at commercial opportunities that will realise value and open out more of our collection. As well as supporting our education agenda, this also reinforces our already strong links with the local Richmond community. We aim to create new, inclusive and exciting spaces, physical and virtual, in which people can encounter our collection in new ways. Income generated from the project will be reinvested in The National Archives to support our services to the public and help to widen the public experience and understanding of archives and our history.
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