School Years

Every child has the right to the best education, with high expectations for their attainment and future prospects regardless of their social background. Our evidence based life skill programmes; Educational Wellbeing, URSpecial and Choices challenge low aspirations and expectations helping children and young people dispel the myth that those from poorer backgrounds cannot aim for top universities, professional careers or become successful entrepreneurs.

Our programmes can support the national curriculum to

  • Increase the opportunity for every child to gain the knowledge, skills and aspirations they need to fulfil their potential.
  • Raise Aspirations by developing the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Narrow gaps in attainment with activities and social networks outside of school to build self management, resilience and leadership life skills
  • Help raise school standards through cultural change activities and remove the stigma and negative stereotyping of ‘pupil exclusion’ and PRU’s
  • Engage Parents as Partners to help remove barriers to generational cycles of disadvantage and poverty

Interested in collaborative school partnerships? We would love to hear from you. Email us: or phone 0700 2222 700.


  1. Between the ages of five and 16, children develop the knowledge, skills and aspirations that determine their success in further or Higher Education and the labour market.
  2. A high quality education provides children and young people with a good platform to build on in adult life.
  3. Too often, young people from disadvantaged families don’t have access to the same high quality educational opportunities as others.
  4. The evidence shows that the gaps in achievement and attainment between rich and poor actually widen during the school years.
  5. The strong link between parental education and children’s achievement in the UK is very high by international standards.
  6. Education mobility for the current generation has not changed for the least educated households.
  7. Educational Wellbeing plays an important role in helping children gain the best education and achieve social mobility.
  8. Education is vital to social mobility with educational performance as one of the main barriers that stop people moving out of poverty.

Source: Open Doors Breaking barriers A Strategy for Social Mobility : HMG