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Villiers Park Educational Trust is a national social mobility charity. We deliver unique programmes for high ability students aged 14-19 from less advantaged backgrounds. 
Our programmes empower young people to succeed and overcome barriers to success. We help raise academic achievement by developing personal and employability skills.

Our Courses and Programmes

Scholars Programme

Achieve your success story. The Scholars Programme is a four-year scheme for students between Year 10 and Year 13 that builds the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. 
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Create, launch and lead an enrichment activity in your school or college. 

Inspiring Excellence Programme

Your favourite subject, a whole new perspective. Inspiring Excellence residential courses are innovative, challenging and life-changing courses for A-level students taught in a university style.
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Bespoke Programmes

Partner with us to deliver bespoke programmes for young people from less advantaged backgrounds.

Our Impact

We are a charity committed to equality in educational outcomes, access to higher education and careers across the UK, with more than 50 years' expertise. We work with 2,000 young people each year with proven success. 

Scholars Programme

Proportion of GCSE grades C/4 and above

93% Villiers Park Scholars
67% National Average

Inspiring Excellence Programme

Proportion of A-level grades A*-B

92% Inspiring Excellence Students
52% National Average


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95% of students say their confidence has improved

Inspiring Excellence Programme

97% of students felt
their passion for the
subject had

Scholars Programme

Going to university or starting a foundation year

82% Villiers Park Scholars

with 46% going to a leading university

20% national average for disadvantaged students


More than 300 students planned, delivered and completed projects and
12,000 beneficiaries took part in these INVOLVE projects.

mikayla at the neuroscience inspiring excellence

"Young carers have potential, but they don't have the chance to shine."

Mikalya is a young carer and works part time to help support her family. She's determined to study neuroscience. We want her to achieve her goal.

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Your Support

Our life-changing work for young people is only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
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Of every £1 donated, 87p funds our work.


Raise funds through an event or activity.

Companies, Charitable Trusts and Philanthropy

Join the Inspire Network and Scholars Partnership.

Bespoke Programmes

Working in partnership with you.

Our News, Views and Opportunities 

Rae Tooth appears before House of Commons Education Committee

Yesterday saw Rae Tooth give evidence to the House of Commons Education Committee. The hearing, which was part of the committee’s inquiry into ‘left-behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrou...
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Nara's Story

Born in Romania and from a multi-cultural background, Nara was a talented young musician. After attending a prestigious music school in Madrid, Spain, she moved to the UK 13 years ago with her family ...
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PwC Apprenticeships

PwC is one of the largest professional services organisations in the world, and helps organisations to solve problems related to business and technology. PwC offers many apprenticeships, work experience programmes and fully-funded degree apprenticeships to students across the UK. 

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Arm Internship and Graduate Roles

Arm's interns work with industry experts on exciting, challenging projects that really impact the technological world. 

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