Charity information

CU Trust

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.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    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.

  • Aims

    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.
  • Overview

    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 1HN

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