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  • Villiers Park Educational Trust celebrates another successful year of its national Scholars Programme

    22 Jul 2016

    Over the last month, as Villiers Park Educational Trust comes to the end of another remarkable year of its Scholars Programme, five celebration events held across the UK have celebrated the success of talented local students participating in this national programme. Guests in attendance included Scholars, their families, school staff, dignitaries, supporters and Villiers Park Educational Trust staff.

  • Fundraising to improve social mobility in Norfolk

    13 May 2016

    The University of East Anglia asks ‘Have I got a Charity Quiz for you?’ at an evening raising money for Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Norfolk Scholars Programme. ‘Have I got a Charity Quiz for you’ held by the University of East Anglia has raised a fantastic £550 for the Norfolk Scholars Programme. The programme is […]

  • Tackling the underachievement of white working class young people

    12 Apr 2016

    We target areas of deprivation with low levels of progression to higher education. Through the Villiers Park Scholars Programme we help able young people from less advantaged backgrounds gain a place at a leading university or other centre of excellence and thrive once there.

  • Networking event held to increase social mobility in the professions

    10 Mar 2016

    Villiers Park Educational Trust held a networking reception for its alumni and supporters hosted at ING Bank in London on 2 March 2016 with the objective to improve the career opportunities of less advantaged students across the UK. Villiers Park is a social mobility charity working with high ability students from less advantaged backgrounds. The […]

  • Paramedic provides Swindon Scholars with an insight into Medicine

    24 Feb 2016

    A group of Swindon students have been visited by local paramedic Simon Barnfather at their latest Medicine Society (MedSoc) session to provide an insight into careers in medicine as part of Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Scholars Programme.

  • New Tyneside STEM Scholars Programme Launched

    25 Jan 2016

    Villiers Park Educational Trust, launches its fifth Scholars Programme, the first in the North East, to raise the aspiration and attainment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in Tyneside.

  • 100 days to raise sponsorship for 100 Swindon Scholars

    7 Oct 2015

    The number of young people in Swindon from less advantaged backgrounds who gain the right GCSEs and A-levels to go to university are amongst the lowest in England. Villiers Park Educational Trust has launched the Sponsor a Swindon Scholar Appeal to raise the funds needed to overcome the obstacles that prevent success amongst this group.

  • Norfolk Scholars Programme Launched

    5 Oct 2015

    Villiers Park Educational Trust launch their fourth Scholars Programme. This new social mobility programme is working to raise the aspirations and attainment of high ability students from less advantaged backgrounds in Norfolk.

  • Villiers Park Scholars Win Prestigious Brightside Mentoring Awards

    22 Jul 2015

    Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Scholar Ellie and Scholar Alumna Svetlana were presented with the prestigious Brightside Mentoring Pair of the Year Award during a ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architecture, London on Thursday 16 July 2015

  • Another Record Broken in Hastings & Bexhill as 100 Scholars Achieve GOLD in 2015

    1 Jul 2015

    Last night at ARK William Parker Academy, during an inspirational Evening of Celebration to mark another successful year of the Scholars Programme in Hastings & Bexhill, 100 students in Years 10 to 13, attending seven local schools and colleges, were awarded a Gold Standard for their determination to achieve specific goals as well as demonstrating […]

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