Three independent schools have been shortlisted in the Uk Social Mobility Awards 2021.
The ‘SOMOs’, now in their fifth calendar year, have been proven to recognise and stimulate motion that encourages and improves social mobility within just Britain’s companies and establishments.
Bolton College, Christ’s Healthcare facility and Reigate Grammar University are all in the running to earn the title of School/Faculty of the Calendar year, as nicely as Tile Cross Academy, Sedgefield Group University and Examining College from the condition sector.
The winners will be decided by an impartial judging panel built up of foremost figures from business enterprise, charity and the community sector, and chaired by Sir Ken Olisa OBE.
A statement from Bolton College browse: “Providing social mobility is intertwined with Bolton School’s background and it was Lord Leverhulme’s vision to present an training for all able children when he re-endowed the school in 1915.
“Last summer, 42 pupils from the course of 2020 remaining owning acquired bursarial guidance for their education. 30-eight went on to college, 32 of whom secured places on programs at prestigious Russell Team institutions. Nineteen went on to research topics in the health-related sciences, like 12 pupils now finding out drugs.”
In the very same tutorial yr, £672,000 was lifted for the school’s bursary fund for the following consumption of students. This enabled 54 year 7 pupils to sign up for in September. Total, the faculty used £2.89m on usually means-examined bursaries, supporting 350 girls and boys.
Olisa mentioned: “The war from Covid-19 has revealed just how strong our country is when we pull with each other. It has also shown how ‘we’ signifies folks from every single wander of existence, heritage and means. There can be no increased evidence of the ability of social mobility. Now that its value is past dispute ‘we’ ought to pull out all of the stops to make social mobility a actuality – even in peacetime.”
The winners will be announced at a gala on 14 October 2021.