Helping local students and schools

The Foundation runs an award scheme available to students attending its seven partner secondary schools in the county.

It is an award for academic excellence for students going on to university who attend the Foundation’s seven partner schools. The award is available to students studying a range of academic subjects mainly drawn from the core subjects looked for by the Russell Group of universities.

The Academic Excellence Award provides a sum of up to £1000 per student depending on grades achieved. Successful students are invited to re-apply each year during their time at university on successfully completing each academic year.

In addition each of the Foundation’s partner schools are invited to put forward up to six students for the Foundation’s Discretionary Award. This is available to students who do not meet the Foundation’s academic criteria but whom the school believe merit an award

The Foundation’s thirteen secondary partner schools are:

Sharnbrook Upper School

Stratton Upper School

Redborne Upper School

St Thomas More Catholic School

Mark Rutherford, Upper School

Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Biddenham International School & Sports College

Cedars Upper School

Harlington Upper School 

Queensbury Academy 

Samuel Whitbread Academy

Vandyke Upper School

Wootton Upper School /Kimberley College

Academic Excellence Awards

This award is available to applicants studying at A Level in the following core academic subjects: –

English Language, English Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Psychology, Law and Physical Education/Sports Science (A level and BTEC)

Successful applicants will need to achieve A level passes (or equivalent in the case of Physical Education/Sports Science BTEC) at grade A*, A and B in a combination of two of the above subjects plus one other subject at A level.

Discretionary Awards

This award is at the discretion of the Foundation’s seven partner schools and is available to students in full time education at the partner schools and who are aged 19 or under on 31 August at the beginning of their final year at school.  They must have an offer of a place on a full time undergraduate degree course at a UK university.