Below are some recent examples of Ivy schools featuring in the press. For media enquiries, please contact Natasha Boydell: or 07734 932844. 

Sky News

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, has inspired a generation of youngsters to take a stand to protect their future. But what do young people really know about the threat of global warming? Pupils at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, north London, staged their own protest and Sky News asked them why they cared about climate change.

BBC News

A profoundly deaf primary school teacher in north London has been awarded for her outstanding contribution to teaching. Alysha Allen teaches pupils at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield using sign language and lip reading, and many of the students are now fluent in signing as a result. She was presented with the Special Contribution Award by Maths Hub London North East, a programme involving around 600 schools which helps to lead improvement in mathematics.

Hertfordshire Mercury

Children at a Hertfordshire primary school have been protesting against the use of single-use plastic in their community. Pupils at Woodside Primary School organised a peaceful demonstration near the school in a bid to encourage people to be more eco-friendly. In particular, they want their fellow pupils to ditch single-use plastic in favour of reusable alternatives, which are better for the environment.

Enfield Dispatch

More than 60 children from schools across north London and Hertfordshire came together to showcase their amazing ability at a new event called Ivy’s Got Talent. Six primary schools took part in the show at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, which was organised by the Ivy Learning Trust to celebrate the talent and diversity of its family of schools

The Key 

Matthew Kleiner-Mann, Leader of the Ivy Learning Trust, talks to The Key about the four key principles his trust are built on, including the belief that ‘local leaders know their schools best’.


When he saw one of his NQTs leaving school one evening with a suitcase full of marking, Matthew Kleiner-Mann knew enough was enough. He instigated a radical new marking policy – one that has proved popular with teachers and pupils.