St Saviour's School

Following an Ofsted inspection which prescribed a focus on improving the reading abilities of students, St Saviour’s School in Lewisham wanted to redevelop under-utilised spaces within the school to make a real difference to the children’s learning and school life. However, as a result of underfunding, this was not a possibility within their existing budget.

In what was ultimately Acorn Book Club’s inaugural project, the charity offered to step in and provide the school with a brand new library facility and an additional workspace to allow the teachers to take on the Ofsted recommendations.

During the summer holidays, in a real-life ‘DIY SOS’, our team set to work converting the uninspiring room in the upper floor of the school, into a bright and vibrant space to spark the pupils passion for reading. We reached out to the public through our sponsors and supporters, and were able to collect thousands of high-quality pre-loved books to fill a brilliant new library.

The library was opened in time for the brand new school year by the Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan in front of a host of invited community guests and of course the delighted children, teaching staff and Governors.

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One pupil told James Clow (The Acorn Group)...
‘The Reading Nook is going to make school ten times better!’
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“It’s an incredible project which will do wonders for our students, and have an impact on their entire lives."
Dean Houson
Headteacher - St. Saviours School
“We cannot believe the generosity of the general public. It’s the best thing that’s happened to this school in years."
Jo Chandler
Chair of Governors - St. Saviours School
“This is exactly the kind of investment that we need more of. The help that it will give young people should not be underestimated."
Damien Egan
The Mayor of Lewisham
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The Acorn Book Club is a UK Registered Charity (1184137) run by The Acorn Group. Financial Donations are tax exempt and gift aid can be claimed.