Research and analysis

Outward-facing schools: the Sinnott Fellowship

Findings from an external evaluation of the Sinnott Fellowship.


Outward-facing schools: the Sinnott Fellowship


In 2009 the then Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) introduced the Sinnott Fellowship to learn from some of the best practitioners in schools in outward‐facing work.

This report examines what an outward‐facing school looks like and their work to:

  • link everyone who might enhance students’ learning, wellbeing and opportunities
  • raise student aspirations and broaden their horizons
  • ensure that the school is a valuable resource for pupils and community
  • raise student attainment and school improvement

It builds on the case studies written about the fellows’ projects. Visit the outward-facing schools website for more information.

Published 30 June 2011