• Less advantaged students outperform peers thanks to long-term education charity programme.

    2 Feb 2018

    Education charity Villiers Park says its model proves that background doesn’t have to dictate the future of young people. Students on their national Scholars Programme, which provides long-term, tailored support for 14-18 year-olds from less advantaged backgrounds, have vastly outperformed their peers in core GSCE subjects including Maths and English. Analysis of national GCSE results […]

  • Inspire2INVOLVE launched in Thurrock and Plymouth

    10 Nov 2017

    In the first week of November, students, parents and teachers met to celebrate the launch of Inspire2INVOLVE – two new partnerships between Villiers Park Educational Trust and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Downing College, Cambridge. The launch events were a great success, each introducing these exciting new programmes designed to help improve social mobility in South […]

  • How can schools prevent purdah purgatory paralysing student achievement?

    24 Apr 2017

    Whilst it is anticipated that all the political parties will use education as part of their key manifesto pledges nothing will actually happen until after the election, leaving schools in purdah purgatory. So what can they do during this time to ensure their students fulfil their potential?

  • 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.

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