23rd March, 2017

One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by… More

23rd March, 2017

One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by… More

20th March, 2017

Racing to School is thrilled to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be meeting with Newmarket Academy pupils… More

17th February, 2017

Racing to School's half-term activity included a Riders' Programme actitivy day at Towecester racecourse for Pony Club members. 
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6th January, 2017

Entries open today for the 25th and last Martin Wills Writing Awards; they close on 28 February 2017.
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2nd December, 2016

The education and community engagement charity Racing to School has signed up to The Giving Machine, a simple online charity… More

Racing to School appoints John Blake as Chief Executive

31st October, 2016

The education and community charity Racing to School has appointed John Blake as its new Chief Executive.

The former leader of the Professional Jockeys’ Association and current Trustee of problem gambling charity, Gordon Moody Association, joined Racing to School a year ago as director of fundraising and communications. Blake, who was also a director at the international equine charity World Horse Welfare, took over the running of Racing to School in April after the departure of Executive Director Judith Allen.  

This appointment is part of the charity’s current expansion and its strategic alliance with Racing Together – the sport’s lead initiative in instigating and communicating racing’s widespread community engagement work. Racing Together’s objectives have become part of the charity’s mission, with a focus on encouraging cross-industry efforts and aligning with other charities working with the sport on behalf of a range of beneficiaries.

Racing to School Chairman David Adam said: “We are very pleased to have secured John’s services as Racing to School’s new Chief Executive and for him to continue to develop our programmes, increase our fundraising and promote our identity across the education and racing sectors. He has demonstrated a passionate commitment to our work supporting the education of over 10,000 young people each year, and in leading our team.