THE PROBLEM

We are determined to break the cycle of inequality in education.  

Too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds do not achieve their full potential - at school and when transitioning to further education, training, or employment.

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2 in 5

young people say they
do not have access to a careers advisor in school

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Disadvantaged young people in England are

MORE LIKELY TO BE

disappointed
by their post-16 choices

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THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO

complete their post-16
course

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THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO

sustain their further education, apprenticeship, or employment

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2 in 3

disadvantaged young people won't achieve a Level 3 qualification (A Level equivalent) by age 19

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HALF

of disadvantaged young people won't achieve a Level 2 qualification (GCSE equivalent) by age 17

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2 in 3

are not in education, employment, or training at some point aged 16-24, compared to 1 in 8 non-disadvantaged young people

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4 in 5

earn below the 'just managing threshold' (£21,000 per year) at age 26

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MORE LIKELY TO BE

MORE LIKELY TO BE

The students at this school have high aspirations.

But unfortunately they don't have the same opportunities that other students in other schools have.

Omar Deria

Headteacher - The Cumberland School

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OUR SOLUTION

Our award-winning programme provides the guidance young people need at a critical point in their education. 

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GET INVOLVED

We transform young people’s engagement with learning and ensure they progress to and sustain post-16 destinations.

SCHOOLS

Our business partners and coaches provide essential input and support. 

BUSINESSES
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BLOGS AND STORIES

Don't take it from us! Hear from our volunteer coaches and the young people we work with.

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Get in Touch

To find out more about our work, and how we could work with your school or business, get in touch with our team.