Hampton and Surbiton run business courses for our Fourth Year and Lower Sixth pupils.
Young Enterprise is a national educational charity that aims to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.
At Hampton the scheme is open to lower-sixth students. At the start of the year students are invited to form teams of 12 – 15 people and propose initial business ideas, the best of which are selected to form Young Enterprise companies. Over the course of the academic year, each company will complete a number of activities, including:
- Electing a board of Directors from amongst their peers
- Raising share capital
- Designing, producing, marketing and selling their product or service
- Producing a company report and accounts
- Presenting their company results to a panel of judges from the local business community
Each company is supported by an external business advisor, who offers advice and encouragement during weekly company meetings.
The scheme provides an excellent opportunity for boys to experience real-life business challenges as well as developing a whole range of skills including teamwork, selling and presenting. It also offers the possibility of winning awards in the local company competition, where previous teams have been very successful.