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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.

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

95% Villiers Park Scholars
69% National Average

Inspiring Excellence Programme

Proportion of A-level grades A*-B

93% Inspiring Excellence Students
53% National Average


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98% of students have gained a better overall understanding of personal qualities
and employability skills

Inspiring Excellence Programme

94% of students felt
their passion for the
subject had

Scholars Programme

Going to university or starting a foundation year

82% Villiers Park Scholars

with 37% going to a leading university

16% National Average


418 students planned, delivered and completed projects and
2,381 beneficiaries took part in these INVOLVE projects


"Being a Scholar has changed my life."

By his own admission, Ethan used to sit at the back of the classroom, where he hoped to fade into the furniture. Now in his final year on the Norfolk Scholars Programme, life couldn't be more different...

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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 

State of the Nation: Villiers Park CEO on the Social Mobility Commission report

Like you, I have a deep passion for social mobility, and am excited by the wealth of opportunities joining Villiers Park gives me to make the biggest possible difference.   While we must maintai...
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"He couldn't run around like other kids, so he immersed himself in learning."

As a toddler, Benjamin was a normal little boy.  But then he started to struggle with normal things.  He found it hard to run.  He couldn’t lift his arms up.Benjamin was diagnosed wit...
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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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Access to Southampton (A2S) programme

A2S is designed to give you an insight into studying at university, develop skills and support your university application. It includes a summer school, support with transition to university, a scholarship and eligibility for additional admissions consideration.

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