ExCeL London has announced that it is partnering with the London Academy of Excellence (LAE), a sixth form centre in Stratford. As part of its ongoing efforts to give back to and invest in the local community, ExCeL London has contributed to support the academy’s Hardship and Opportunities Fund and assist with funding for visits that raise aspirations among students.
LAE opened in 2012 and has sought to present far greater opportunity for the London Borough of Newham’s young people to get into the UK’s top universities. As part of its core focus on promoting social mobility through education, the school prioritises offers of places to students eligible for free school meals.
ExCeL London’s partnership with LAE forms part of Royal Docks event venue’s broader community outreach programmes, with other initiatives including support for The Newham All Stars Sports Academy, Richard House Children’s Hospice, Community Food Enterprise and Bonny Downs.Jeremy Rees, CEO, ExCeL London, said: “I was blown away by the work that the centre is doing during a recent visit. Building and evolving this partnership with LAE will form a central part of ExCeL London’s lasting legacy for the local community.”