Thoresby Primary School

Enterprise Education at Thoresby
Rationale and general information

We are a vibrant learning community with children at the heart of all we do. Our aim is simple; to empower every child to shine. The learning environment is set within our wonderful old building, which was opened in 1902. During 2013, we co-founded Hull Collaborative Academy Trust along with 3 other local primary schools.


Enterpreneurial education is used as a key vehicle for learning.

  • Development of enterprising attitudes and skills through teaching and learning across the whole curriculum using the ‘Big 13’ and ‘Enterprise 6’ skills.
  • Development of a wide range of minibusinesses from jewellery making to
  • running a film night and making Christmas cards.
  • Setting up of an Enterprise Committee made up of pupils from years 1 to 6.
  • Initiative begun in 2010.

All pupils at Thoresby participate in enterprise education.

  • Pupils ages range from 3 to 11.
  • Pupils of all abilities take part, including those with special educational needs.
  • Members of the Enterprise Committee are elected by their peers.

Read the full case study for more details...


We are one of many Hull primary schools to have benefited from local government investment in a wide enterprise education scheme. Hull Youth Enterprise, Hull Ready and Be Enterprising actively promote the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through an enterprise education network for schools, offering funding, staff training and opportunities to showcase pupils’ work in a public arena.

Success factors
  • Embedding entrepreneurial education in the curriculum
  • Commitment: staff, governors and parents
  • A shared vision
  • Training
  • Opportunities to showcase projects

Pupils show:

  • Improved academic attainment
  • Increased confidence
  • More engagement in their learning
  • Greater independence and more responsibility for their own learning
  • Increased resilience
  • Improved behaviour
  • Better communication skills
  • A positive, growth mind set
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