The Marlowe
Associate schools programme

Associate schools programme

Our programme with the Royal Shakespeare Company to develop and improve access to Shakespeare.

​We are really proud of the schools we work with through the Associate Schools Programme, lead by Canterbury High School and King Ethelbert School in partnership with The Marlowe and the RSC. The programme is targeted towards schools who want to develop and improve access to Shakespeare, and to deliver the best teaching in the classroom through active drama techniques. Through the Associate Schools Programme we’ve been able to offer fantastic development training for teachers across the county.

For students, the programme involves dynamic ways to learn about Shakespeare, artist-led projects, and performance opportunities on our stages, in our local community and at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.​

Our Associates Schools are:

  • Canterbury High School (lead school)
  • King Ethelbert School, Birchington (lead school)
  • Brenzett Church of England Primary School
  • The Canterbury Primary School
  • Canterbury Road Primary, Sittingbourne
  • Dame Janet Primary Academy, Ramsgate
  • Dane Court Grammar School
  • Ethelbert Road Primary, Faversham
  • Folkestone Academy
  • Herne Bay High School
  • King’s School Rochester
  • Norton & Knatchbull School
  • Rainham School for Girls, Gillingham
  • Spires Academy, Canterbury
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Aylesham
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Margate
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Whitstable
  • St Nicholas School, Canterbury
  • St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Sittingbourne
  • St Peter’s Methodist Primary School, Canterbury
  • The Whitstable School
  • Towers School and Sixth Form, Ashford

The ​RSC ​Associate Schools Programme connects schools from across Kent with a Lead Associate School, a regional theatre partner and the Royal Shakespeare Company to offer:

  • CPD for teachers with artists from the RSC, The Marlowe and from across Kent
  • Workshop opportunities for the young people you work with in school and at The Marlowe
  • Performance events involving your students in our community, at The Marlowe and at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon

The aim of the programme is to develop an active approach to teaching Shakespeare across our region in both the primary and secondary sectors.