Where we work

Where we work

ThinkForward UK

ThinkForward has coaches in 16 secondary schools, five each in London and Kent, and six in Nottingham.

DFN-MoveForward works in two schools and one college in Islington, North London, one school and one college in Kent, and three schools in Warwickshire.



ThinkForward works in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Islington.

In Tower Hamlets we are based in Swanlea School, George Green’s School, and the London East Alternative Provision unit (formerly the PRU).

In Islington, we are in City of London Academy Highbury Grove and City of London Academy Islington.

We also have a community coach working with post-16 students across both boroughs.

A DFN-MoveForward coach works in Samuel Rhodes School and City and Islington College.

“ThinkForward has had an amazing impact on the young people who are part of the programme. Our students have become more confident, ambitious, and value needing suitable destinations through the support of the ThinkForward coach in the school. The coach is an active member of the school staff and has a high profile amongst staff and students.”

– Oli Hamdi , Vice Principal, City of London Academy Islington



In Nottingham we work in five schools –  Bulwell Academy, Ellis Guilford, Bluecoat Beechdale and Nottingham University Samworth Academy. We have two coaches in Nottingham Academy, one in the Ransom Road Campus and one working in the Greenwood Campus.

“The ThinkForward programme is really good. It removes a lot of stress from parents by providing so much support and flexibility, for example taking students to college open evenings and on uni visits. ThinkForward has been amazing and has helped my daughter to make the right decisions to move forward to further education. Thank you – because of the programme and all the support you have given, my daughter now wants to go to university. I would highly recommend the programme to my friends and family, and other parents.”

– Maria, mother of a Year 11 student in Nottingham



Kent is our third location and we began enrolling pupils in 2017. We have ThinkForward coaches in five schools – The Marsh Academy in New Romney, Strood Academy, New Line Learning Academy in Maidstone, Hartsdown Academy in Margate and Folkestone Academy.

A DFN-MoveForward coach works in Bradfields Academy in Chatham and MidKent College in Medway and Maidstone.

“ThinkForward have a unique and stimulating way to engage students by taking them on trips to colleges and companies such as Bluewater, who focus on careers for students who are in danger of becoming NEET. Our students have become re-engaged and feel positive about their future prospects. Kemi has had a massive impact on our pupils, thank you!”

– Paul Murphy, Head Teacher,
 NewLine Learning Academy, Maidstone

The West Midlands

West Midlands

A DFN-MoveForward coach is based in Woodlands School in Coleshill, The Westminster School in Rowley Regis and Welcombe Hills School, Stratford-upon-Avon.