We work with schools to remove the barriers under-resourced students face in reaching their full potential, and in doing so help to create a fairer society. Our proven success in doing this in 40 schools across the country is in large part due to the strong partnership model we build with schools.

Partnering with The Access Project provides a wide range of benefits for your school and your students. We can work with you to boost your students’ grades, raise their aspirations and improve their future prospects.

Our programme is proven to improve a young person’s chances of getting into university. Our students are 50% more likely than their statistically similar peers to place at a top university.

Enhanced student support

We’ll work with you to tailor our programme to your students’ needs. Our programmes include university readiness mentoring and enrichment activities as standard, with options for life skills coaching and additional GCSE or A level subject tuition.

Dedicated in-school mentors

When your school joins The Access Project, we’ll embed a dedicated member of staff in school to mentor your students and provide workshops and one-to-one support about university applications, student finance, progression options and more.

Trips and activities

We’ll work with you to organise enrichment activities and trips for your students. All of our students will have the opportunity to attend an away day at one of our partner universities, such as the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge.

The Access Project shows students they are worthy of investment, that we believe in them, and that they are capable of great things. Having a trusted member of staff who helps our students to navigate their challenges and achieve in spite of them is what makes the difference.

Karen Chamberlain, Headteacher at Lilian Baylis Technology School, one of our school partners

Map of The Access Project’s partner schools

Who do we work with?

We currently work with 40 schools across England, spanning Greater London, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, Cumbria, Lancashire, and West Yorkshire.

Our partner schools are non-selective state schools with high numbers of students on Free School Meals, receiving Pupil Premium funding or with low levels of progression to top universities.

We’re always on the lookout for new partners to expand our programme to reach more students and new regions.

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