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What is The Grown-Up School? ๐ŸŽ“

Did you know? 87% of British people donโ€™t feel like they were adequately prepared for life as an adult, saying they werenโ€™t taught the life skills they needed before leaving full-time education. (Metro News)

The Grown-Up School is an educational business dedicated to solving this issue, offering 150+ free online โ€œgrown-up lessonsโ€, school workshops, and a range of multimedia content to teach life skills.

What we do ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

1. We create free content โœ๏ธ

“How to grow up” – the free online guide ๐Ÿ“š

Life doesn’t come with a handbookโ€“ so hereโ€™s our survival guide. ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

If you don’t know what you need to know as an adult, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve written enough completely free content to publish over 4 books, explaining how to look after your:

  • money ๐Ÿ’ท
  • career ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • relationships ๐Ÿค
  • wellbeing ๐Ÿง 
  • home ๐Ÿก
  • student life ๐ŸŽ“

and more!

2. We support schools ๐Ÿซ

School workshops ๐Ÿซ

There are so many resources available to teach life skills, but schools often lack time and resource to comprehensively teach life skills alongside the ever-growing demands of the curriculum.

We make things easy for schools by offering workshops that include:

  • 5 hours (full day) of teaching from an award-winning educator and entrepreneur, who previously worked as financial product manager looking after ยฃ7.6 billion ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ
  • All resources provided, so schools don’t have to do any preparation e.g. worksheets, paper, pens, whiteboards โœ๏ธ
  • High-energy, entertaining, and memorable learning experiences like no other. ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Groundbreaking resources and workshop formats e.g. ยฃ14,000 in handmade play cash for students to experiment with during the workshop ๐Ÿ’ท
  • Enhanced DBS certification for our facilitators, managed via the DBS update service ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ
  • All associated workshop administration e.g. booking, invoicing, payment collection ๐Ÿ“„
  • Content development and planning time โŒš

How students benefit:

  • Gain skills: Students gain hands-on, practical financial and life skills.
  • Meet role models: Students are given the opportunity to meet professional role models within our business sponsor colleague networks.
  • Explore career paths: Students are able to explore various career paths and understand the financial implications of different professions.
  • Have fun: Students can engage in a high-energy, entertaining, and memorable learning experience like no other.
  • Independent living: Students can receive valuable insights into the costs associated with independent living, helping to prepare them for the future.
  • Personal finance: Students can learn strategies to avoid common financial pitfalls/mistakes to make informed choices regarding personal finance.

“Sponsor a School” Workshop Programme ๐Ÿค

For schools facing financial constraints, we offer a free school workshops programme.

If schools request a free workshop on our website, we will seek funding for these workshops on their behalf via local businesses, providing an opportunity for businesses to support the financial education of students in the community.

In return for their sponsorship we offer businesses:

  • Volunteering opportunities: Businesses can connect to easily accessible, high impact volunteering opportunities in schools for their colleagues. Colleagues can focus on engaging with students without delivery pressure.
  • No content development requirements: Businesses can help deliver award-winning, impactful educational content, developed by experts and innovators in the educational sector. Our content is designed to make the most of volunteers, without them needing to spend time preparing content. All we need is their enthusiasm and participation to inspire students.
  • Flexibilty: Weโ€™ve done the hard bit of building up school relationships, and finding out their availability, to create a programme that meets your organisationโ€™s availability. Simply check our available workshop dates, and book your organisation in!
  • Ready-made programme: The Grown-Up School workshops programme is proven to work for schools. As we all know schools are under pressure from budget constraints and resource difficulties, all of which make it very difficult for them to build and maintain business relationships. We do the hard work, and make business engagement easy for schools.
  • Brand awareness: Businesses can bring their brand directly to communities, helping to support them with closing skills gaps, and overcoming budgeting struggles amidst the cost of living crisis.
  • PR and press coverage opportunities: We are proud to work with โ€˜Cause Collective, a PR and impact agency dedicated to good causes. Sponsorship opportunities such as these workshops create opportunities to earn PR and press coverage, due to the support you are giving to Welsh communities, creating new customer opportunities.
  • Lower cost, higher impact: The Grown-Up School is proud to be an efficient and cost-effective education programme, where you can deliver higher impact at a lower cost. Our work successfully competes with the impact delivered through multi-million pound investments from financial institutions.

Teacher support ๐Ÿ’–

We understand the challenges teachers face in preparing students for life beyond the classroom. That’s why we offer free resources, advice, and support to educators.

Our aim is to enhance life skills education, making it easier for teachers to incorporate essential lessons into their curriculum.

Teachers looking for support are welcome to get in touch!

3. We solve the life skills gap ๐Ÿฉน

Whether it’s writing a national life skills curriculum for the UK, delivering workshops UK-wide, or developing a national TV series, we’re on a mission to close the life skills gap.

Why we started ๐Ÿ’–

No matter what age you are, growing up is scary. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

One minute youโ€™re having fun in school..

..the next youโ€™re expected to understand everything from tax and mortgages, to health care and politics! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

The Grown-Up School makes “adulting lessons” free and accessible for all..

Life doesnโ€™t come with a handbook โ€“ so hereโ€™s our survival guide. ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

Why The Grown-Up School? โœจ

The Grown-Up School supports wannabe grown-ups worldwide. ๐ŸŒŽ

We are an international movement, motivating people to “grow up!” ๐ŸŽ“

Laura Abraham


  • managing money๐Ÿ’ธ
  • understanding relationships ๐Ÿค
  • preparing for a career ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • looking after our wellbeing ๐Ÿง 
  • getting and looking after a homeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿก
  • 2.9 million single parent families in the UK,
  • 80,000 children in care,
  • 14.5 million people in poverty,
  • and an estimated 8.3 million people already struggling with debt.


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