FAQs

General Information

What are your opening hours?

Rekindle is open Tuesdays to Friday 16:00 – 19:00 during term time.  Rekindle does not overlap with a normal school day, nor is it an alternative to a young person’s mainstream schooling. We have creative sessions on a Saturday which run from 10-1pm at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

When are you open during the school holidays?

Our programme changes during the school holidays and we run holiday clubs. Please sign up to our newsletter for the latest information via our contact page. These are subject to change but there will be plenty of information shared ahead of time.

How much will it cost to send my child to Rekindle if they are selected?

Rekindle school is completely free. We work tirelessly so that we can raise the funds to provide a school that is accessible for all. We have done everything we can to provide an environment and education that is not limited by postcode or the bank balance of parents.

Is there any exercise available?

Exercise plays a key role at Rekindle. We believe that a physical education stimulates and nourishes the minds of our young people and prepares them to learn, critically assess and improve their overall engagement. The nutrition and nourishment of our young people is extremely important.

Do you have to attend every night?

Attendance is not mandatory. We are sympathetic to how busy a week can be and that for some students, socialising every day can be tiring. Rekindle projects are designed with a weekly schedule so if there is a specific project a young person wants to be involved in, they can determine which day(s) of the week they would like to attend.

What food is provided?

Our meals are always high quality and packed with nutrition and flavour. We have partnered with the brilliant Eat Well MCR who provide free evening meals for our daily sessions.

Nominations

How to refer a young person to be a part of Rekindle?

Students can self nominate or be nominated by adults who have a level of responsibility for them. Some examples of adults who may nominate students include parents, carers, teachers, social workers and youth workers.

Our Curriculum

What is our curriculum?

Please see our framework page for information about our curriculum.

Get Involved

How can I get involved?

We are always open to welcome people and organisations who share our ethos into the Rekindle village. Please see our Nominations, Volunteering and Corporate pages under the ‘Get involved’ header for more information. For anything else or if you would like to speak to a member of the team, please don’t hesitate in reaching out to hello@rekindleschool.org

How do I donate?

For donations, please refer to our Donate page for more information. For anything else or if you would like to speak to a member of the team, please don’t hesitate in reaching out to hello@rekindleschool.org

Rekindle Foundation

What is the Rekindle Foundation?

We are a non-profit organisation committed to transforming education on a nationwide scale. This is for two key reasons:

  • Young people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those from minoritised ethnic backgrounds are currently failed by the system.
  • Those working with young people within the system can feel it breaking, are exhausted and feel increasingly hopeless, lacking trust in current government-led efforts to make anything better.

Rooted in the success of Rekindle Supplementary schools, and utilising exceptional work already being done by so many young people, schools and organisations nationwide, we want to support, capture and amplify.

The Rekindle Foundation facilitates collaboration, innovation and brave steps forward, before capturing and distilling what is working and then disseminating this more widely for greater impact. And we do it for free.

The Rekindle Foundation is growing the network of those who know a change is needed, who want equitable outcomes and an enjoyable educational experience for both young people and those who support them.

Who does the Rekindle Foundation work with?

We mean it when we say that ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and we are committed to ensuring that all those passionate about the change that is needed are able to contribute, to have their voices heard and to be able to make a difference.

Young people

The core and heart of why we’re doing what we’re doing:

  • If you have strong ideas about what would make a meaningful difference in education of all young people to make learning a more joyful and successful experience for all, we would love to hear from you and find out more
  • If you are 16-25 and want to apply for one of our research places to find out more about the opportunities we have to participate in and lead research, you can reach us here

Educators

A pivotal and powerful force for change without whom we can’t succeed:

  • If you are a teacher, support staff member, leader or trainee, and you want to learn more about our vision or to be a part of the conversation, please reach out to us
  • If you feel that you are a ‘Rekindle’ educator at heart and that we can learn from what you’re doing, we would love to hear from you

Academics and researchers

Those who provide us with the evidence-based reflection and critical thinking that we need to make our work truly impactful:

  • If you are involved in academia and/or research relating to either education and/or the underserved groups above, your work could prove so powerful in our journey and we’d love to talk about how we could work together
  • If you’re interested in supporting our youth-led research, we would be so grateful to hear from you

Families

Your young people thrive with your input and we grow with your input:

  • If you’d like to contribute to our gathering of voices and feel that you may be able to contribute ideas, time or skills, you can help us here

Corporate Friends

Without you, our dreams would never have got off the ground in the first place:

  • A corporate partnership with Rekindle isn’t just about us asking you for money. A partnership with Rekindle means sharing our long-term vision to support young people to create real change and impact. A partnership with us is as much about you gaining from the relationship, as it is for us.

How can I contact you or find out more?

We’d love to hear from you. For general enquiries, you can email hello@rekindlefoundation.org or call 07860 155 562. There is a separate email for research-related enquiries: research@rekindlefoundation.org, and any safeguarding or child-protection matters can be sent to safeguarding@rekindlefoundation.org.

Support us

By making a donation to Rekindle, you’ll be supporting the young people who attend the supplementary school.

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