Far too many able young people substantially underachieve, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds, creating a major block to improving social mobility in the UK. We are a national leader in tackling this problem - our transformational programmes inspire success.

What's going on at Villiers Park?

Our Year 10 Tyneside STEM Scholars will be spending the next two days on their first residential course at Villiers Park. Their mission will be to build their own ‘Scholars University’!

For anyone interested in supporting our work please visit our Friends of Villiers Park page.

As the country marks the centenary of the First World War we felt it appropriate to share a few stories with you, month by month, from September 1914 to 1918. Find out what our alumni were doing one hundred years ago by visiting our CHIN-WAG page.

News and Views

Improving Social Mobility Through Collaboration

Collaboration is the central theme in this newsletter – social mobility can only be improved through a collaborative approach to empowering students with the academic and personal skills to succeed.

‘Making satisfactory progress’ is all too frequently accepted as good enough by those engaging with the highest ability students from the lowest income households. To us it isn’t – we expect our beneficiaries to be tomorrow’s leaders. Of course, there are several steps in this process – school attainment, university destination, degree obtained, first career steps, and finally, breaking through professional and corporate glass ceilings to get to the top.

Read the Spring/Summer Newsletter here.

Read our impact report here.