They struck on the the idea of renting out Wheatley Park’s facilities to make the school money, and open their doors to the local community to show them how amazing the School was. Soon after, they found themselves entered into Oxford Business X, a competition for young entrepreneurs which involved pitching to local business ‘dragons’ in the hope of acquiring financial backing. James and Jemma pitched successfully, paying for the initial start up costs (especially insurance). The rest, as they say, is history.
How It All Began
Back in 2010, James and Jemma became part of Wheatley Park’s Head Boy and Girl Team. It was around this time when their school was put into ‘special measures’ by Ofsted. And thus it became the pair’s mission to show that their school was about more than just this ‘failing’.
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