All students, regardless of background, with the potential to apply to the UK's most selective universities, should have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to not only make a competitive application to such universities but also to form the foundations that allow them to achieve their academic ambition once there.
Our 10-month online university preparation programme prepares disadvantaged students to apply to the UK's most selective universities
We believe our programme has more impact on students' application success rates because:
It develops the skills and knowledge over the long term leading to real confidence
We are online and always have been, this allows us to reach more students
Our sessions are taught live
We have the support of Bonas MacFarlane's 600+ exceptional tutors
Our Partner Schools
The experience of being a bright student in a state comprehensive is that it's sometimes easy to feel like you are further ahead than you really are.
Next Step Foundation has added challenge for our students. We've secured our first Oxbridge acceptance and we're delighted.
They've added capacity. It's been invaluable."
Ed Vainker, OBE
Executive Principal at Reach Academy Feltham & Director of Reach Children's Hub at Reach Academy Trust
100% Russell Group acceptance rate
40% Oxbridge acceptance rate (4/10)
91% Russell Group acceptance
25% Oxbridge acceptance rate (5/20)
100% Russell Group acceptance
32% Oxbridge acceptance rate (12/38)
Since 2016 we have supported our scholars to achieve acceptance at the UK's most selective universities with astonishing rates of success. We believe that our emphasis on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as students' wider introduction to their subjects over the long term is what has determined such strong levels of success.
Our Programme has always been online in order to reduce the barriers to helping those students that most need our support no matter where they are.
We have successfully supported 200+ students so far but . . . Now we need YOU to take us beyond our current numbers of 60 scholars each year.
We are aiming to raise £150k by the end of 2020 to double the numbers of students that we can help for our 2021 cohort.
We rely on extremely dedicated tutors donating their time and expertise
and members of the public to donate whatever they can.
Can you support us directly as an individual donor?
Do you know an individual or organisation that might be able to help us further our mission?
Become a Corporate Funder
Could your company create a legacy by supporting bright students to fulfil their potential?
There are prospects for recruiting our scholars and offering internship opportunities.