Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.
Children who participate in Children’s University have the opportunity to learn in a rich
range of contexts, experience previously unexplored places, visit universities and
attend their own graduation ceremonies; embedding the language of higher education
and lifelong learning in their experience. This adventure introduces children to the joy
of learning, brings a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their
confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures. Our children benefit hugely from
new faces, new spaces and new places.
Independent assessments of Children’s University’s work confirm that not only do
Children’s University participants attain more highly but that there is a positive
correlation between the length of time children are involved with Children’s University
activities and their performance in exams.
After 10 years of changing lives and establishing ourselves as a trusted provider
through local authorities, universities, school clusters and a network of charity
partners, we know Children’s University works. But we also know we could be doing
so much more. Our five-year aim is to have 80% coverage of schools in areas of mass
deprivation, and our goal for the next 10 years is to give every child in the UK the
opportunity to access Children’s University.
CU Trust aims to:
- At Children’s University, we believe every child has the potential to benefit from the joy of learning our scheme can instil.
Established: January 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1118315
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 2
Phone number: 01612412402
Address: c/o MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street M4 1HNView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website