Enterprise at Surbiton High School embraces leadership and collaboration across a wide range of exciting pupil experiences. Every pupil participates in a competitive House system that enables girls to lead teams, coach younger pupils and manage events. Across the Co-curriculum, our pupils have the opportunity of running their own companies, initiating social enterprises or fundraising with organisations such as 7billion ideas, Young Enterprise, Entrepreneurs in Action, WOHAA, Virgin, IBM, and our affiliated charities.
Pupils develop an entrepreneurial mindset to think flexibly and decisively, network with confidence and build positive relationships and establish a personal brand through social media. There are many opportunities to initiate social enterprise projects across the whole School to encourage innovative thinking aligned to our values of kindness and compassion.
We seek to:
Inspire all pupils to relate to the idea of entrepreneurship and think how it can be harnessed to achieve their life ambitions, by cultivating an environment of creativity and a can-do growth mindset.
Encourage all pupils to be enterprising and turn their hopes and ambitions into reality, by weaving entrepreneurship into learning experiences and providing practical opportunities to lead and innovate exciting projects.
Empower all pupils with the confidence to be risk-taking and meet challenges with resilience and tenacity – to think big and dream bigger, by promoting leadership and collaboration through the House system, social enterprise projects and charitable endeavours.
Mr David Harkin - Entrepreneur in Residence
Mr Simon Dodd - Director of Houses, Charity and Social Enterprise