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Lighthouse launched its first ever partnership schools programme in April 2017. Eight schools have become official partners for the next academic year. The new programme marks the realisation of a long-held ambition for Lighthouse to reach out to specific sections of the community.

The partnership sees each partner school committing to bring students to see live performances at Lighthouse, and be champions for the arts within their communities. They have shown a commitment to cultural education for children and will give Lighthouse ongoing help developing and refining its outreach programme for the whole community.

In return, partner schools will be invited to see behind the scenes backstage, get priority access to outreach workshops, receive careers talks from Lighthouse staff and access a range of additional exciting opportunities. We believe all sides will be enriched by this partnership. As the students from new partner schools receive support from us, they will simultaneously be championing our work.

Alongside this process Lighthouse will, of course, continue working with all schools that wish to engage.

Interested in becoming a Partner School? Click here to get in touch with one of our team. The partner schools for 2017/18 are:


This will open doors for our school community which may otherwise have remained closed. We are certain it will leave a lasting and powerful legacy on both the children and their families, whilst challenging the often misjudged perception of accessibility and inclusion for all within the Arts world. We can't wait to get started.

Geoff Cherrill, Headteacher at Winchelsea School