Driving social mobility through access to great educational opportunities. 

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Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation (RNCSF) works to bring the transformational opportunities offered by the UK's leading schools to the young people who will benefit from them the most. By 2025 we aim to have supported 2,000 young people from challenging circumstances to access these opportunities - changing their futures, influencing their peers and becoming role models to others.

"My bursary placement opened my eyes to opportunities and experiences that I never knew existed."

Julien attended Kingham Hill School on an RNCSF bursary and is now studying Philosophy and Spanish at the University of Exeter. 

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Our impact stories

Our evidence shows that we are having a measurable impact as an engine for social mobility: transforming individual life chances, building a movement of inspirational role models and extending the provision of bursary and outreach opportunities to more children and young people facing challenging circumstances. Now we are looking to scale our impact.



“After being exposed to a flood of new opportunities, I had no other option but to aim high and do well. The support and effort of my teachers, peers and mentors was tremendous’ 

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'The stability that a boarding school offers allows me to flourish at A-Level and build a healthy study routine.'

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'Through being a SpringBoarder and attending St Mary’s, I have learnt to be more confident and independent both in and outside of my studies.'

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''My aim is not only to improve my own life, but also become a role model for other young people just like me.'

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