Education is key to social mobility and optimised life chances. Our schools seek to offer first-class education to academically able and determined young people regardless of their family circumstances, via bursaries and scholarships in our schools and outreach support at other settings.
High quality education is key to improving social mobility and life chances for children/young people: it should be available to all. Stephen Perse schools were founded on bursary and scholarship places, but the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted how access to outstanding education is needed now more than ever and is still not universally available, both in terms of teachers and of teaching resources and facilities. We aim to expand our contribution to addressing this imbalance within East Anglia.
We will further increase bursaries and scholarships to reduce inequality of access to quality education, removing cost barriers for access to our schools. This will support access to an education with exceptional teaching of a dynamic, rigorous academic curriculum and a rich co-curriculum; nurturing and celebrating individuality, wellbeing, personal development, and helping others to grow; and championing and modelling equality, diversity, inclusivity, social and environmental responsibility.