Leathwaite is pleased to announce that it is embarking on a unique partnership with St. Marylebone CE School to provide the pupils with essential mentoring, career guidance and general educational support with the goal of equipping with the skills and experience they will need to thrive in their future careers.  

The partnership is part of a national initiative to promote a healthy and sustainable relationship between business and the local community, run by Business In The Community (BITC) - The Prince's Responsible Business Network.

St Marylebone C of E School

Founded in 1791, St Marylebone School is a successful, multi-faith comprehensive school for girls aged from eleven to eighteen. It is located two minutes’ walk from Marylebone Road. By partnering with Leathwaite, the school hopes to achieve three key aims:

  1. To inspire students and raise aspirations
  2. To promote students developing transferable skills and qualities and developing employability skills alongside their academia
  3. To generate wider careers awareness of different jobs and industries and knowledge of how to get into these via different pathways

In particular, Fran Congdon, Assistant Headteacher at the school, is keen for Leathwaite to run workshops centred on topics such as ‘women in leadership’ to help encourage more female corporate leaders in the future.

Our mission...

  1. Providing meaningful work experience placements for year 10 and year 12 students.
  2. Careers fair attendance / stall 8th February
  3. Behind the brand: opening our company doors to KS3 KS4 KS5 students.
  4. Providing support for disadvantaged / PP pupils such as helping with written literacy workshops numeracy) – academic mentoring.
  5. Speakers / volunteers for enrichment and class e.g. running workshops on topics like  “women in leadership”, “negotiation” – focusing on key skills employees want.

Business In The Community (BITC)

Business Class, BITC’s school-business partnership programme, provides an effective framework as well as support to address a school’s key needs and prepare the UK’s most disadvantaged school pupils to build successful working lives.

It takes a holistic approach with BITC helping the school to identify its needs across four areas; curriculum, leadership and governance, enterprise and employability and wider issues. BITC then supports the school and business to develop and deliver a unique collaborative programme of activities.


For more information on the BITC click here

Read more about the charity initiatives supported by Leathwaite and our staff:

Katie Hevey – Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)

Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (Ridi)

Emily Woodward – The Women’s Foundation

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Amy Mitchell – Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code, Tech She Can, Women in Finance