“It has been one of the best five days of my life and certainly the best five days of my academic life.”
- Almost 26,000 students have benefited from our Inspiring Excellence Programme A-level courses, click here to find out more.
- 71% of mentees surveyed said having a Career Mentor has helped them follow their ideal career path, click here to find out more.
- “Villiers Park raises the aspirations of Scholars, encourages them to attend university and praises high academic achievement.” Click here to find out more.
Our education programmes help our beneficiaries to thrive and are improving social mobility.
- 87% of Inspiring Excellence Programme and 82% of Scholars Programme students went to university in 2016, click here for our impact
- We are reliant on donations to continue improving the life chances of young people - please click here to help us make a difference.
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?
This week we are welcoming 25 A-level students on our Neuroscience residential course. Tutors Guy Sutton and Sophie Betka will be introducing them to the mechanisms of the brain and how we study it, including a visit to the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.
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.
It’s morally wrong to impose class expectations on university access
As a society we have to ask ourselves why students from the most affluent homes are almost 2.5 times more likely to go to university than those from the poorest. We know that intelligence is not defined by where you are born, although it is nurtured by circumstance. And we know that the reasons for the discrepancy are numerous and complex. We also know that it is only right that we focus on the latter group, as clearly far too many poor students who should go to university don’t. But if that’s true, so is the corollary: that there are too many rich students who are at university but shouldn’t be.
- Villiers Park Educational Trust comment on OFFA's Access Agreements
- Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Social Mobility Programme Celebrates Scholars’ Success
- Villiers Park Educational Trust shortlisted for TWO Social Mobility Awards