At Shapla we have developed strong partnership links with a variety of organisations that benefit our children. Some partnerships are relatively new, and others have been established over many years.

For the last 20 years, Shapla has worked in partnership with Clifford Chance, an international law firm based at Canary Wharf.  This relationship has been established through the work of the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partners (EBP). Each week a large number of employees give up their time to read with children in Key Stage 2, and play maths games in Year 2. Our Chair of Governors is a senior partner at Clifford Chance. In return, partners are given an opportunity to better understand the community in which they work.

We are the founding members of a collaborative of 5 local schools, and we are funded to develop parental engagement and family learning through the community. We also have a primary / secondary transition focus.

We have a number of arts and cultural partners. They greatly enhance learning for children across the curriculum, and we are very fortunate to be able to work with them. They are:

  • Wilton’s Music Hall
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Spitalfields Music Festival
  • Tate Modern
  • Unicorn Theatre
  • Concordia Foundation
  • Tower of London
  • Magic Me
  • Hayward Gallery
  • YouthLink Network
  • Cable Street Voices
  • It's Your Life