influencing change

How we are influencing change

We are passionate, not only in supporting disadvantaged children, but also in ensuring that the impact of our work leads to lifelong transformational change for the pupils as they move towards adulthood, and for the communities in which they live. 

In order to achieve this, we have pioneered new ways of working and regularly make sure that our methods are evaluated using a range of strategies.


Working with the department for education

We work with the UK government and the Department for Education (DfE) to promote boarding school places for genuinely deserving children, as we believe it is important to play our part in the national social mobility debate on behalf of the children and the boarding school community. 

With a long and well-respected history of working with vulnerable children on the edge of care and, more recently, Looked After Children, we, as a charity, are able to contribute our knowledge and experience to help shape national policy.  

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social mobility

"Education is a key driver of social mobility and reducing educational inequality is central to this goal”, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

We endorse this belief and our work aims to increase social mobility through education for disadvantaged children.

Our pupils not only receive an education, but are instilled with an ambition to act as mentors and role models to inspire their peers and help raise aspiration in their local communities, leading to the ‘ripple effect’ of increased social mobility.


Research & reports

We ensure that all our work is fully accountable, makes a real impact and achieves excellent value for money. 

Please read the reports to see the excellent progress that we are making.