Bellevue Education donates laptops and supports food poverty initiative in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

1st February 2021

Food packages created by Feeding Communities

Bellevue Education has made several donations to support children and families in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bellevue Education has made a donation of laptops and other home learning equipment to the Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), to support their efforts in home educating during the national lockdown. It has also donated £10,000 and offered the support of its school kitchens to Feeding Communities, a charitable initiative set up by catering company, Thomas Franks.

Feeding Communities

Feeding Communities was created in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, with the mission to provide healthy, nutritious meals to vulnerable children and adults across the UK and Europe. So far, the initiative has prepared and delivered over 300,000 meals, donated to charities across the country.

Thomas Franks caters in several Bellevue Education schools including Sherfield School, Hook; The Oratory Preparatory School, Reading; and The Hampshire School, Chelsea. Their kitchens will now be used outside of school catering hours to support the Feeding Communities initiative, with Thomas Franks caterers preparing hot meals for those suffering food poverty in their local communities.

In addition, Bellevue Education, a group of 21 independent schools across the UK and Europe, has offered a donation of £10,000 to support the initiative.


Donating laptops

Bellevue has also donated IT equipment, including laptops, chargers and keyboards, to support Bellevue Place Education Trust’s (BPET) efforts in home educating during the lockdown. The equipment will be sent to Kilburn Grange School, a Free School in Maida Vale, London.

BPET sponsors eight growing Free Schools across London and Berkshire. The Trust was founded as a joint venture between Bellevue Education, and Place Group Consulting, who have been setting up new state schools for 15 years.

Chief Executive of BPET, Mark Greatrex, comments “Supporting the hardest-to-reach families and helping all pupils connect to our high-quality home learning provision is a key role for schools at this time. Thank you, Bellevue!”