We transform the lives of 1,000 less advantaged young people each year. We broaden horizons, work to remove barriers, increase confidence and boost the students we work with to think far beyond school - to university and their future careers.
We have a long-standing track record of success working with this group of people and our programmes are proven to have significant impact.
The young people we work with our ambitious. They are keen to become the best they can be. And we help them get there.
Research shows the attainment gap between GCSE students from a less advantaged backgrounds and their more affluent classmates is widening. Academically, the poorest students will be almost two years behind their peers by the time they finish Year 11.
We are helping to buck that trend, with excellent GCSE results for 2018-19.
Only 23% of all state school students compared to 65% of all independently schooled students progress to the most selective universities.
With our help, our young people not only aim high, but also far and wide.
Their chosen university courses and apprenticeships were rich and varied, including:
Mikayla is from Plymouth. Her brother requires round the clock care and she works part time to help support her family. She wants to study neuroscience at university.