Oxford University Residential

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, two Oxford University colleges offered to host our 200-strong sixth form for a week of residential learning, which took place in September 2017. It was an enormous success: giving pupils an insight into life and culture at university, raising ambitions and convincing them of their own potential. Subsequently several students applied to and were interviewed by Oxbridge Universities, and two of the school’s first alumni secured places at Oxford starting in September 2018. This short film gives a glimpse into how impactful the experience was for both students and teachers. Following its success, the Trust is supporting the establishment of an annual sixth-form university residential programme.

Project cost: £19,000 (£190 per pupil) per year

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