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Aldridge Foundation


Empowering future generations

We’re helping to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged young people and develop their employability skills to give everyone an equal chance at life.

  • The problem

    Pupils from state schools receive 3 times less funding than those from private schools and are nearly 7 times less likely to go onto higher education. Just 12% in higher education are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training.

  • How we’re tackling it

    We’ve supported 7,000 children from disadvantaged communities, with 40% belonging to families with a net income of less than £7,400. Of all our students, 95% stay on in education following completion of year 11, a growing number are securing university places, professional apprenticeships, starting their own businesses and creating rewarding, productive careers.

My level of confidence has massively increased since I went on this expedition, not only in myself but for what the future may hold. This was a lifetime opportunity, it has changed my outlook on life and made me rethink everything I wanted to do before


Took part in British Exploring Society’s Iceland expedition

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