Welcome to the BLC


 The Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC)  is a group of 13 schools and Children’s Centres in Brixton, south London, working together to support pupils, staff, families and the local community  through partnership working.

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In the Brixton Learning Collaborative, we help each other to be outstanding

We do this through:

  • Maintaining our creative approach
  • Promoting pupil voice
  • Demonstrating transformational impact
  • All schools becoming beacons of excellence
  • Demonstrating a sense of collective responsibility
  • Supporting schools to ensure Teaching and Learning remains consistently outstanding over time
  • Engaging families with support from schools within the Collaborative
  • Sharing our resources in a reciprocal way

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Photography for literacy learning at Christ Church SW9

This morning 11 parents from the Reception class at Christ Church joined the children for their final workshop session with Fotosynthesis who have been developing the children’s literacy skills through photography. The parents worked with groups of children, taking photos and developing stories. The Fotosynthesis team encouraged the parents to think about using photographs to make up stories in a similar way at home – on a walk in the park, to the shops or indoors. Parents remarked on how creative the children were at making up their own stories – something to really build on at home.

BLC steering group meeting

Last week our steering group of senior leaders in our schools, met to review our activities during the year. Highlights have includes the chance to do writing moderations from year 1 through to year 6 in our schools, increasing our teachers’ confidence in their assessment and building a bank of examples which are available on this site. Another highlight was the Science Fair hosted by St Gabriel’s College. Teachers remarked how the workshops and event had made lasting positive impact on primary children’s attitudes to science. Some members of our group will be leaving at the end of term – we wish them well in their new schools.

Lambeth Teachers: book now for workshops at the Institute of Imagination Lab

The Institute of Imagination presents ‘Lab Learn’

FREE Primary School workshops that focus on Science, Technology, Art and Design. These workshops explore the theme of ‘Metropolis’ for Key Stages 1 and 2.


18, 19, 23, 24, 25 May. Workshops run 10.00 – 14.00. KS2: Years 3, 4 and 5.

6, 7, 8, 9 June. Workshops run 10.00 – 14.00 KS1: Years 1 and 2.

The Institute of Imagination invites classes from your school to our FREE dynamic workshops at our Imagination Lab. Children will explore the topic of ‘Metropolis’ through the themes of material (water sand, plants), shape (construction and sound) and function (aerodynamics and technology).

Ideal for KS1 (years 1 & 2) and KS2 (years 3, 4 & 5) this workshop will provide interactive sessions that inspire children’s creativity as they work across the arts, sciences and digital technologies.

This programme is supported by Lambeth Council.

There are limited FREE slots available so booking early is essential. To register your interest, please fill in the online form stating your preferred dates. We will then contact you to confirm your booking and send you further visitor information.

The venue address is: Imagination Lab at The Workshop, Albert Embankment, Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7SP.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Imagination Lab Team

School councils visit the Houses of Parliament

On Friday children from the school councils of St John’s Angell Town and Archbishop Sumner Primary schools went on a tour and workshop visit to the Houses of Parliament. As always, the trip was informative and the children participated fully in the interactive workshop ‘Campaigning and Parliament’. Here are some photos of the children from Archbishop Sumner in the workshop. We look forward to more opportunities for working together.