About Anstee Bridge
Anstee Bridge is part of Achieving for Children Education Services, a social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils to provide their children’s services, providing targeted help and support to children and families in need.
The project was set up in 2008 as an alternative education provision for year 11 students aged 15-16 in local Kingston schools who have become disengaged with education. Our founder is Katherine Greening, an experienced teacher who was unhappy at seeing young people fail in conventional education when she believed that, with a little creativity and a great deal of encouragement and support, they could be helped to succeed.
Anstee Bridge supports 24 young people a year who attend the project one day a week. Every young person who attends is welcomed with open arms and hearts, and is given a personalised learning programme designed to help them achieve the things that matter to them. We believe in letting our students pursue their ambitions by boosting their self-esteem and encouraging confidence through creativity. The results from this approach have been extraordinary – students who have been disengaged discover that it is possible for them to better themselves and live a life worth living.
Projects include an annual fashion show, performances by the students and a host of creative art, drama and music activities created by the young people who attend.