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COVID 19 Announcement

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Higher Horizons team are now working from home. We are still available to support schools, teachers and young people with our usual activities, though we are taking a 'virtual first' approach to delivery. You can also access free virtual resources for your school by clicking the resources button. Get in touch to find out more about what we can offer your school at this time.

We are Higher Horizons+

We are part of the Uni Connect Programme, funded by the Government to deliver free and impartial higher education outreach to schools and colleges across Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

Our Impact in numbers

  • 20,000+ Young People
    Have taken part in our activities since January 2017
  • 53.4% Of Young People
    Who took part in our activities applied to university in 2019
  • 3x More Likely
    To apply to university if you take part in our programme

What we do

Our nationally approved progression framework shapes the activities we deliver to schools and colleges. The framework is designed to be an outreach curriculum, structured around five key themes.

Information, advice and guidance

Informative and interactive workshops giving key information about university courses, finance and much more.

University visits and experiences

Providing campus experiences at one for our many university or college partners.

Curriculum enhancement

Engaging subject-specific sessions designed to spark a love of learning, supporting attainment and aspiration.

Careers and employability

Linking higher education to future employment, supporting learners to create pathways and networks.

Confidence, Wellbeing and Resilience

Ensuring young people are well equipped to make a successful journey through education by building their confidence and resilience.

What other schools have said

We have seen traditionally very low aspirations with regards to progression to Higher Education. Higher Horizons are an invaluable addition to the work we do to raise aspirations, remove barriers and reduce the attainment gap for our students.

Ahsan Ashraf, Paulet High School

If you have any questions or want advice on our sessions you can get in touch.