We are very sorry to inform you that, following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Education, we have now been asked to close all schools in the Mulberry Schools Trust from Monday 23rd March to all students except those who are categorized as vulnerable or children of key workers. We look forward to reopening as soon as the government advice changes.
The arts has the power to broaden horizons and transform lives. We believe every student has a fundamental right to access these opportunities. Every student within the trust is encouraged to engage with the arts throughout their time at one of our schools and after they leave.
As well as being embedded within school life, we celebrate and elevate the arts by participating in high profile projects such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the English National Opera’s OperaSquad programme and staging a Community Opera.
Mulberry has developed close relationships with a wide number of internationally renowned artists such as David Lan, Fin Kennedy and Phyllida Lloyd and is fortunate to count prestigious arts organisations as its partners, including:
Collaborations with artists such as these allows us to ensure that the arts opportunities offered to Mulberry students are both of the highest quality and reflect the realities of the creative industries at large.
To further support the Arts Education provision, the Mulberry Schools Trust owns and manages two fully equipped theatre spaces designed by leading theatre consultants Theatreplan and Charcoalblue. These provide professional performance spaces not only for students but also for the benefit and engagement of the wider community.