Schools within the Trust achieve well and currently have progress well above the national average in many areas, but students don’t routinely enter degree courses and apprenticeships in STEM subjects.
A lot of hard work over many years has gone into placing students – the majority of whom are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds - at the forefront of STEM industries, but this hasn’t moved fast enough. The Mulberry STEM Academy takes explicit, positive action to address this.
The Mulberry STEM Academy will give students access to inspirational role models, imaginative teaching and rich extra-curricular experiences over a five-year period, running on Saturdays during term time and the school holidays.
The programme will offer a comprehensive and integrated curriculum, focusing on the long-term development, strength and needs of each student.
Graduates will leave with a passport into engineering, design and science-based industries and be highly desirable future employees for the Mercedes team and other related sectors.