Setting sights higher

The Sutton Trust is offering a great New Year opportunity to school students across Liverpool Wavertree to break through into higher education.

The Sutton Trust summer school programme opens today to applicants, and it wants to see more children from Liverpool Wavertree applying through their schools.

The scheme is designed to support young people to make informed choices about your future, raise aspirations, and provide the tools needed to navigate the higher education system.

The Trust’s Student Destinations report shows that young people who took part in a UK Summer School between 2006 and 2016 were four times more likely to receive an offer from a top university and four and a half times more likely to accept the offer.

The Trust’s research also shows that students from state schools are less likely to apply to leading universities. In 1997 it ran its first Summer School and over 20,000 students have been through the programme since.

Across all its programmes, around 7,000 young people enrolled at a top university than otherwise would have. 

The summer schools take place at a dozen universities around the country and are open to all Year 12 students who attend, and have always attended, a state school or college in the UK.

There are then additional criteria, the more of which students meet, the more likely they are to secure a place. Click here to find out more and apply.