Camulos Academy

Bringing Learning to Life

11 Before 11

Introducing 11 Before 11


11 Before 11 is our promise to all children across the REAch2 family: 11 exceptional experiences that will inspire and challenge our children. Everything we do is about helping children develop the character traits that will help them thrive as they graduate from Primary School and move on to the next phase of their education. We want every child to leave us with the ability to engage fully with the challenges of a secondary school life; both the curriculum but also the day-to-day reality of growing up and starting to discover who they are, what they are passionate about and what they are capable of.


The Rationale


It is essential that our children can read, write and add up to the level that you would expect for their age, but attending a REAch2 school has always been about so much more. 

Think back – what do you remember about your primary school days? Was it phonics lessons or learning how to do long division? Or was it a brilliant school trip where you camped under the stars? Or built a raft and crossed a lake? Or built and launched rockets from the playground? These types of great opportunity – the memorable experiences that cement themselves into your psyche – happen in every school. What’s different for us is that we consciously codify it into a set of promises so that it becomes something that EVERY child is entitled to.

And “11 before 11” is the way we do this; it’s a set of promises that help our children to be in the driving seat in their own lives. They are a series of seminal experiences that we want every child in the REAch2 family to have experienced before they leave us to go to secondary school aged 11. Across all the Reach2  schools, we are ambitious for our children to have broad horizons in life and high aspirations for themselves. We want our children to be inspired and challenged so that each one can develop their unique potential to the full.

11 before 11 takes our children beyond the usual, to open opportunities in life and inspire them to move forward in their own life’s adventure. We are incredibly proud of “11 before 11”.


 Each year group will achieve one or more promises each year.

The Promises

Reach2 11 before 11 Film

A short introduction to the concept of 11 before 11