We provide higher education outreach to targeted secondary schools and colleges throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

Higher Horizons+ is a collaborative network of eleven Universities and Colleges. We work together to engage and support schools with outreach activities as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

Find out if your school is eligible for support today.

Higher Horizons+ is part of the new National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). NCOP is a free government-funded initiative aimed at increasing progression to university-level study. Through this funding, Higher Horizons+ provides exciting new outreach activities to selected target schools. Outreach activity is focused through our Outreach Hubs at Keele, Staffordshire, Chester and Harper Adams Universities.

Our Programme includes impartial information, advice and guidance about university, college and apprenticeships and subject-specific curriculum support. We also run mentoring projects linking current undergraduates to school pupils and residential summer school experiences. Sessions offered through Higher Horizons+ are complementary to current university Outreach provision.

You can book any of the activities on our site by following the links, or you can get in touch to discuss your school’s specific needs. We’re passionate about improving access to higher education and the impact of what we do. We would love to hear from you about how we can help your school.

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What other schools have said

After working with Higher Horizons for two years, we have had 32 from 39 of our first Level 3 BTEC and A level cohort applying to University. The majority are the first in their family to apply to University.

- Steve Hargreaves, Haywood Academy Sixth Form

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