United Learning

Whilst schools must remain temporarily closed, we continue to do everything we can to provide a high-quality education to our pupils. Comprehensive plans are in place for home learning and we are utilising the best technologies to maintain as much contact time as possible. 

As part of an established group of independent schools in United Learning, we are benefiting from a wider team to support this. The sharing of best practice, ideas and innovation is something we have always been committed to – and is particularly important in unprecedented times like these.  

We are in constant conversations with colleagues across our Group around the best and most successful approaches to distance learning. Our aim is always to be responsive and continuously improve, taking the advice of our network of experts. This ranges from identifying the safest and most effective home learning channels, to implementing subject-specific guidance. 

We also fully understand that these are difficult times for parents and, as a group of independent schools, United Learning is committed to helping ease the burden on parents who are facing sudden financial problems due to the impact of COVID-19 on their working or personal lives. 

As well as committing to reductions in funding, United Learning has therefore created a £4million COVID-19 Hardship Fund which will be used to assist those families across our Group’s independent schools who have been most severely impacted on by the current situation. For further details of this, please contact our Bursar to arrange a conversation. 

Hull Collegiate School is part of United Learning; a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. It seeks to improve the life chances of all the children and young people it serves and make it its mission to bring out the best in everyone –  pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. It is uniquely united across both the state and the independent sectors; it makes learning and improvement its focus. United Learning is one of the country’s largest education providers, currently educating over 55,000 pupils and employing over 9,000 members of staff including over 4,000 teachers.

United Learning provides a broad education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. It focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to its practice and continue to learn and develop its schools. They make it a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience. 

Through being a group, it can offer more to both staff and young people that any single school could offer alone. The growing range of outstanding group-wide activities that it provides means that more young people will have truly exceptional and inspiring experiences. Already, it believes that the group contains the most developed relationships and practical interaction between independent and state schools in the country, creating benefits for all the schools involved. 

United Learning Ethos and Values

Its approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

United Learning summarise this ethos as The Best in Everyone. This ethos underpins our core values:

  • Ambition – to achieve the best for ourselves and others
  • Confidence – to have the courage of our convictions and to take risks in the right cause
  • Creativity – to imagine possibilities and make them real
  • Respect – of ourselves and others in all that we do
  • Enthusiasm – to seek opportunity, find what is good and pursue talents and interests
  • Determination – to overcome obstacles and reach success

As a single organisation, it seeks to bring together the best of independent and state sectors, respecting both traditions and learning from each. It believes that each of their schools is and should be distinctive – each is committed to developing its own strengths and identity while sharing  core values as institutions which promote service, compassion and generosity. This ethos is our expression of our Christian roots, in schools which are fully inclusive and both welcome and respect pupils and staff of all faiths and none.