In 2007 our status as a specialist Business & Enterprise school was renewed. We are proud of our work in building student confidence and expertise in the worlds of business and enterprise, much of which is published in our magazine, “Allerton Eye”. The school and students have benefited from our Specialist Status through a wide range of opportunities including our Enterprise Events which take place throughout the year. Some of our successful enterprise events through the last academic year include:
- Employability Skills Day for Year 12 students run by Kaplan/ESH.
- Vocational ‘A’ Levels run successfully in ICT, Business, Media and Health & Social Care.
- Year 12 students acted as facilitators for a variety of Enterprise Days.
- Year 12/13 students organised the MAEcare Christmas party/ tea dance for a hundred ‘golden’ visitors and spring planters at school
- Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme for Post 16 students
- We have hosted all LEAP (Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme) events for 22 schools across Leeds.
- Key Stage 3 “Make Your Mark with a Tenner” Challenge.
- Year 7 Enterprise Event “ The Egg Cup Challenge”
- Year 8 Enterprise Event “The Restaurant Challenge”
- Year 9 Enterprise Event “The Stock Market Challenge”
- Allerton High School Career Academy
This year, students from Allerton High have taken part in a wider range of enterprise activities than ever.
Post 16 students attended the Entrepreneur Live conference, where they met a number of inspirational young entrepreneurs, including Frazer Doherty, founder of Superjam, and Vincent Mcevitt, owner of the 'Tossed' restaurant chain.
Year 11 students have worked with O2 on the 'think big school' project. They met the chief executive of o2's British operations, and worked to develop a technological solution to problems faced by young people.
Year 11 students have also taken the opportunity to visit Elland Road, to meet with the marketing and promotion team at Leeds United, where they learned about how advertising with Leeds united.
We have entered the Mosaic Enterprise challenge this year. This is a national enterprise competition. Students from Allerton High are working with mentors from Morrisons on a business project, competing against schools across the country to run the most profitable 'virtual business'. All our students gain a qualification in ICT during their time with us.