Annual Reports

Annual Report 2022/23

We are proud to have provided many other activities throughout our academic year 2022/23. We motivate our students in many ways, taking part in local and international competitions. Our students took part in an international translation competition of English fiction to Czech language. Our teachers also arranged cross borders friendships with students from the Czech Republic, writing and receiving letters in Czech and English language, and exchanging experiences from both countries.

Annual report 2021/22

We provide a robust and dynamic syllabus for our students. This is thanks to our excellent teachers and teaching assistants, brilliant parent/carer helpers, and our dedicated management team. All the events detailed here, held over 2021/22, have helped us strengthen and maintain our parent-student relationships and continue to deliver on our core objective: the teaching of the
Czech language, culture, and heritage to our local and internationally based families.
Annual Report_2021/22

Annual report 2020/21
We are proud to provide many other activities throughout our academic year. In Spring 2020, we held our traditional ‘Night with Andersen’; this would usually involve a sleepover at a church, but on this occasion took place on-line with students taking part in reading activities and building dens. We also organised on-line Holiday Clubs for our pupils, which took place during school holidays i.e.
April, May and October 2020 and February 2021. Children had an exciting time with lots of interesting activities. AR_CS2020/21

Annual report 2019/20
The trustees would like to thank Petra O’Connell for all the 9 years of dedicated work for CSWB in the capacity of a Trustee and later on the Chair of Trustees. Petra was an instrumental member of the team that achieved so much since its establishment and always represented our school in a passionate and professional manner. Petra left the Board of Trustees in June with a legacy of a very well managed organization in a good financial position, which is even more important at uncertain times like these caused by Brexit and Covid-19. I would like to thank Petra for everything that she has achieved and helped to achieve for our school. I am looking forward to continuing our relationship as a parent at the school and wish Petra best of luck for the future. AR_CS2019/20

Annual report 2018/19
Our school is celebrating its 10thANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR!
 We could not have done it without the dedication of the whole team consisting of our senior staff, teachers, assistant teachers, volunteers, and because of the support you gave to us and to your wonderful children. WELL DONE TO ALL OF YOU!  We celebrated our first ten years with you at our Summer Party this June. We also noted at the same time another huge achievement – our second cohort of graduates. We are immensely proud of them and I would like to congratulate them for finishing Czech primary education and wish them all the best for their future. I hope you stay in touch with us. AR_CS2018/19

Annual report 2017/18
First and foremost, our school now has a full set of year groups and we have our first graduates this year. We are immensely proud of them and have already celebrated their achievement together with their families and the wider Czech community at Majales organized by the Czech Embassy in May. I am delighted to say that a majority of them want to continue in our school as volunteers and I would like to express to them our warmest welcome to our volunteer family. This is a testament both to their generous nature and to the devotion that our school inspires. AR_CS2017/18

Annual report 2016/17
This year we have successfully fulfilled our academic curriculum for all our current classes from pre- school to Year 8. We have almost reached our aim to fully mirror the Czech school system and we have only ONE year to go! Next year this time we will have our first Czech School graduates and I feel already very proud. AR_CS2016/17

Annual report 2015/16
This year we have successfully fulfilled our academic curriculum for all our current classes from preschool to year 7. Our vision is to continue our Saturday school to Year 9 to mirror the Czech school system – and we have only two years to go! However, the school has provided more than just academic activities during the past year. Amongst others, we held the traditional “Night with Anderson” in the spring and in the autumn we organised a three-day camp in Windsor. At the end of the year we finished with the St. Nicolas celebration, which provided a perfect opportunity for the whole community to meet and celebrate. We also organised a film afternoon when the Czech film “Tri Bratri” was shown. All these activities add an important dimension to our school life when children of all ages can get together and have an opportunity to improve their Czech knowledge and friendships in a more relax environment… AR_CS2015/16

Annual report 2014/15
This past academic year saw the successful completion of our latest partnership project, entitled LILACS OF PEACE. Designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two this year, the e-book and iMovie has been created with a grant from the Islington’s Mother Tongue Supplementary School Partnership and under the patronage of the Czech Ambassador Michael Žantovský. Children from three Islington partnership organisations participated in the making of the project, and it is my pleasure to let you know that we have secured a new grant towards running further Lilacs of Peace workshops in the upcoming autumn and winter months. AR_CS2014/15

Annual report 2013/14
A letter from the Chair: It is my pleasure to write yet another end-of-year letter as part of our Annual Report. In the past year, we have successfully completed our Curriculum for all the current classes in our School, specifically tailored for our bilingual children, in collaboration with the Czech Ministry of Education. Furthermore and equally importantly, we have signed a contract with the Czech Ministry of Education which recognizes our School as an official provider of classes in Czech language, literature, history and geography abroad. AR_CS2013/14

Annual report 2012/13
A letter from the Chair: Since our establishment in December 2009 we have grown considerably, both in numbers as well as in the activities that we do. We currently provide education for more than 170 children aged 2 to 11 in our Saturday school and preschool, in the Sunday art club ‘Steps towards Czech’, and our Wednesday art and language classes in Harpenden. In addition, during the half-terms in this academic year we have opened a Sunday drama club DráCZECH for Czech and English bilingual children, and the highly popular English language DRAGON for children coming from various organizations in Islington. AR_CS2021/13

Annual report 2011/12
A letter from the Chair: It has been another busy year. Our school, the Czech School Without Borders, London, now counts more than 100 children regularly attending our Saturday classes in St Mary Magdalene Church on Holloway Road, our Wednesday classes in Harpenden, and our Sunday classes ‘Steps Towards Czech‘ in the Czech Centre on Harley Street. As such, we all form a vibrant and engaged Czech-speaking community, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, and one that is constantly growing!… AR_2011_2012

Annual report 2010/11
A letter from the Chair: A great deal of work has been done since our first meeting on December 12, 2009 which saw the establishment of our voluntary organisation ‘Czech School Without Borders, London’ (CSWBL) as an unincorporated association. First of all, our Constitution was adopted by the members of our very first management committee, comprising myself, Vice Chair Renata Clark, Treasurer Iva Hopkins, and joint Secretaries Sarah and Michal Hlásek. As is customary for voluntary organisations, the members of the CSWBL management committee work as volunteers… AR_2010_2011