Independent school introduces loyalty card to support local businesses
17th January 2020
A Dorset school is bidding to strengthen community ties by launching a loyalty card to support local independent businesses.
Bryanston School’s initiative builds on a pre-Christmas pilot scheme involving retailers, food outlets, boutiques and service providers in Blandford Forum.
“As one of the area’s largest employers, with frequent visitors to our campus, we are keen to do everything we can to support the local economy and to highlight the services available from shops and businesses on our doorstep,” said headmaster, Mark Mortimer.
Following positive results and feedback from the pilot, the formalised loyalty programme has been extended to include the parents of all 687 pupils at the school, as well as former pupils living locally.
Written question: Special educational needs and independent education
A written question about ensuring parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities are able to choose an independent school if they wish, which was submitted by Lord Lexden - president of the Independent Schools Association, has been answered by schools minister Lord Agnew.
Questions and answers are published in full here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2020-01-07/HL141