CRED has a long-standing relationship with this amazing school and has run a number of CRED Team Trips in partnership with the project. We have also been involved in capacity building measures such as teacher training, in which various UK-based professionals have been able to visit Spurgeons and share skills and ideas with staff. Further opportunities for this are still available.
In addition, CRED continues to fundraise on behalf of the academy via both direct donations and grant funding, in order to financially support their inspiring work. In the past, CRED’s financial support has helped Spurgeons to shore up a core funds deficit as well as consolidate the start up costs of an emerging bakery linked to the school. Unfortunately the expansion of the railway line on the perimeter of the school led to the loss of the bakery, but CRED remains supportive of attempts by Spurgeons Academy is to increase the school’s capacity for income generation.