City Pay it Forward

Financial Literacy

A group of business professionals and parents decided to roll up their sleeves and make an impact in their community by teaching students the basics in financial literacy

We believe anything is possible!

Children establish attitude towards money by the age of seven years old and behaviours towards money by fourteen

… which means we need to undertake financial literacy education from an early age

Habit Formation and Learning Young Children
University of Cambridge study, May 2013

About Us

Who We Are

We are a grassroots organisation made up of volunteers seeking to make a positive impact on our communities. We are finance professionals and educators that have come together to collaborate with schools to teach children the basics in financial literacy including savings, budgeting, borrowing and investing.

Sample of schools we have worked with

Ark Brunel Primary
Ark Franklin Primary
Ashburnham Community School
Ashburnham Primary School
Caterham School
Cayley Primary School
Chelsea Academy
Chepstow House School
Christ Church Battersea
Christ Church C of E Primary School
Christ the King Catholic Primary School
Colville Primary School
Ecole Jacques Prevert
Falconbrook Primary School
Falkner House School
Ferry Lane Primary School
Francis Holland - Sloane Square
Francis Holland - Regents Park
Fulham (Prep) School
Garden House School
Glenmoor & Winton Academies
Hargrave Park School
High View Primary
Highbury Quadrant
Hillingdon Manor School
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Homefield Prep School
Isaac Newton Academy
King's College Junior School
Knightsbridge School
Lambeth Academy
Langford Primary school
Marner Primary
Nishkam School West London
Normand Croft Community School
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School
Oval Primary School
Paddington Academy
Pembridge Hall School
Plumcroft Primary School
Pooles Park Primary
Robert Blair Primary School
Rotherhithe Primary School
Sacred Heart
Southbank International School Kensington
Springwest Academy
St Barnabas and St Philip's School
St Barnabas' C of E Primary School
St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE School
St John Evangelist Catholic Primary School
St John's Upper Holloway Primary
St John's Walham Green Primary
St Jude and St Paul's Primary School
St Mark's Primary School
St Marys RC Primary School
St Vincent's Primary Catholic School
St. Anne's RC Primary School
St. Francis of Assisi
St. John Evangelist RC Primary School
St. Marylebone CE School
Surbiton High School
Surrey Square Primary School
Sussex House School
The Grey Coat Hospital
The Hurlingham Academy
Thomas's Academy
Thomas's Battersea
Thomas's Kensington
Tower Bridge School
Victoria Junior School
Westminster Under School
Wetherby Prep
Wetherby School


What people are saying

We value working with likeminded partners to extend the impact of our work.  See what they say about their collaboration with City Pay it Forward

George Webb, Deputy Head Teacher Christ Church & Holy Trinity Primary School

The City Pay it Forward Year 6 primary school financial literacy curriculum was engaging and incredibly well received by students

Stuart Ingram, Executive Principal Glenmoor and Winton Academies

The City Pay it Forward investment competition was one of the highlights of the year and the work experience on a real trading floor was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the winning team

Graham Mariner, Executive Director London Diocesan Board for Schools

The various presentations by the City Pay it Forward team to our Head and Deputy Head Teachers were both engaging and informative.  Teachers left with greater confidence to engage with the financial literacy curriculum

Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director, Education  Portsmouth City Council

The primary school financial literacy curriculum distributed by City Pay it Forward is a very positive step forward in promoting greater adoption of education around this evermore important life skill

Steve Adcock, Deputy Director of Secondary Academies United Learning

The unstinting contributions by the City Pay it Forward team, year-over year, has made a significant impact in our school community and a real difference in promoting aspiration and social mobility

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