Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

MF Sixth Form in the news!

1. Financial Times article

The Financial Times were so impressed by our work with Eurostar Homework club that they ran a feature-length article on it today, 12th June. 

Head of Sixth Form, Miss Speller

Tutor Nina Meinzer from Springer Nature said she works with our students "because it’s the right thing to do", and another tutor, Céline Aime, said that she loves to "help the students and hear what they have achieved".
 
Our very own Miss Speller was enthusiastic about the support offered to the students, commenting that the additional support has "been improving participants’ results by a full grade."  

Daniela Ortiz Sanchez (second from far left), Year 12, said “I need a space for silent study,” and Eurostar ticks that box.
 
Students doing silent study at Eurostar Homework Club

You can read the full article here.

Source – Financial Times

2. BBC News video

We are thrilled that on 23 June, the BBC published a short film about our exclusive Homework Club with Eurostar.  We are exceedingly proud that this is becoming such a topic of interest.

Watch it in full here.

Source – BBC News

3. Evening Standard Article on our exclusive Homework Club
 

We were very excited and pleased to see the Evening Standard’s piece on Eurostar’s homework club on 11th May.

As an exclusive school partner of the Urban Partners business group, based in King’s Cross, our students are able to attend a homework club run by Eurostar’s corporate social responsibility team.

Teacher line with pupils including Shah Ayesha Uddin, centre, at the homework club

With access to a range of tutors covering the entirety of the A-level syllabus offered at Maria Fidelis Sixth Form, our students are given unparalleled opportunity for one to one tuition.

The tutors not only work for Eurostar but come from a range of business in the Urban Partners business group. These businesses include Ted Baker, Virgin Trains, Google, the Guardian and many others.

To hear from our students and teachers, and read the article published both online and in print by the Evening Standard, click here.

Source - Evening Standard

4. Article in the Ham & High

We are delighted to have featured in the 4 June edition of the Ham & High with an article about the facilities our new building will offer, including the extensive arrangements for the Sixth Form. 

Please click here to read the article!

Artist's impression of the front of the new school in Drummond Crescent

Source - Ham & High

5. Funke Abimbola visits Maria Fidelis!
 

We were incredibly lucky on 30th April to to receive an inspiring talk from Funke Abimbola, MBE.

Of Nigerian descent, Funke is currently general counsel and head of financial compliance for Roche UK. She was the MBE in June 2017 for her services to diversity in the legal profession and to young people.

Funke Abimbola with our Year 12 and 13 students.

During her talk, Funke encouraged our students to over come hurdles presented to them whether these were caused by race, religion or gender. As a majority BAME school,  our mission to educate the whole person includes the encouragement of all students not only to reach their full potential but to be ambitious in what they can achieve. 

Attended by Year 12 students and Year 13 students, Funke's talk was made possible by Speakers for Schools. This charity has previously made it possible for Lloyd Dorfman of Travelex to deliver a talk to our Sixth Form on the role of the arts in future society and the effects of Brexit on the City.

We were lucky to have Funke talk at Maria Fidelis, as she does not normally deliver talks to London schools. The visit was covered and published in the Camden New Journal.