Educating for the future of our industries
The Stationers' Company's sponsorship of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy was formally completed on 1 September 2014. It is the Company's most significant charitable activity since the opening of the first Stationers' Company's School in Fleet Street in 1861.
Our postgraduate bursary programme provides support for young people on a variety of MA and MSc courses leading to a career in the Content and Communications industries. These range from digital media to print and packaging and from book and magazine publishing and journalism to conservation and information management.
Through the Stationers' Foundation the Company supports various apprenticeship schemes.
In line with the Company's stated strategy of actively contributing to the education of the Communications and content industries it is supporting apprenticeships in a number of areas and has the intention of further developing this area of its work.
The Stationers' Company supports three Saturday Schools run by Civitas Schools. The schools focus on inspirational teachers and traditional teaching methods to enable children to read fluently, spell accurately, know their times tables and do long division.
This scheme, which was launched by the London Evening Standard and Independent in January 2017 involves two years of training including a 20-week fast-track NCTJ course followed by on-the-job training at the Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live Television. It is supported by four partners – Goldman Sachs, The Peabody Trust, NCTJ Diversity Fund and The Stationers’ Foundation.
It launched with the appointment of four editorial apprentices from a diversity of backgrounds selected from well over 200 applicants. The scheme was open to anyone aged over 16 who had not been to university.