Our Mission and Vision


Our mission

Villiers Park Educational Trust helps able young people to develop a passion for learning and the study and life skills to ensure they reach their full academic potential. We are committed to fair access – ensuring able students from less advantaged backgrounds gain places at leading universities and thrive once there.


Our vision

Our vision is a future in which all students experience a challenging and inspirational education, leading to increased personal achievement and an improvement in social mobility in the UK.  We believe that our focus on young people with high academic potential leads to an increase in whole school culture, ethos and attainment.


Our message

Villiers Park Educational Trust has a long-standing reputation as the leading national expert in post-16 learning.

  • Our transformational programmes inspire a passion for learning which enables young people to excel at school, college, university, in the workplace and throughout life
  • Our innovative and challenging learning opportunities tackle the severe underachievement evident amongst so many of the most able students
  • Our work with less advantaged young people is significantly improving their life chances and having a positive impact on the nation’s well being


How we achieve this

Our team of education experts has developed a range of linked programmes to support the young people we work with:

  • Scholars Programme – a cohesive and comprehensive programme of support for high-ability less advantaged young people aged 14 to 19
  • Inspiring Excellence Programme – subject-specific residential courses for high-ability post-16 students
  • Villiers Park INVOLVE – using our participants to help create learning communities in their schools and colleges
  • Shaping your Future – using our network of supporting organisations and professional alumni to provide career guidance to recent Villiers Park alumni
  • Online Extension Activities – 210 challenging projects for able post-16 students
  • Advisory Service – working in secondary schools and sixth form colleges to help develop classroom learning
  • Advocacy – influencing politicians and other stakeholders about what works to bring about an improvement in social mobility