Aspire to HE (higher education) is a partnership of schools and colleges, led by the University of Wolverhampton and part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. The main aim of the partnership is to support the government’s goal to increase the number of young people from less advantaged backgrounds entering higher education by 2021.Charlton School work alongside Aspire to HE to design tailored programmes, seminars, and educational visits to Universities, so that more students from various backgrounds understand the benefits of higher education, and potentially use these experiences to pursue a career that might use a relevant degree.
Charlton School’s ethos is ‘Aspire for more’. Our aim is to ensure that every young person that participates in an Aspire to HE activity enhances their understanding, so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not higher education is the best decision for them. Therefore, by aspiring for more within their own lives, the long term rewards of higher education could be huge! By working alongside Aspire to HE, Charlton School hopes that more of our students use these opportunities to not only progress in secondary education, but to then develop into well educated, informed citizens that use their education to achieve what they desire, regardless of financial constraints, ethnicity or background.