Urban Scholars

Urban Scholars


nullOur mission is to offer a supplementary programme for participating students. The programme is based on the latest research and thereby our aim is to enhance student academic performance, aspirations and life chances.

It is an intervention programme which aims to work through strong partnerships with local authorities, schools and parents to create challenging and enriching experiences for able and potentially able students who need additional opportunities to enhance their academic performance, self - confidence, critical thinking, team work and presentational skills.

We encourage the Scholars to develop intellectual curiosity and follow their interests and passions. We support them in raising their aspirations to be engaged in higher levels of learning and become lifelong learners.


We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors, without their support the Urban Scholars Programme would not have materialised. A grant from the Moody’s Foundation in 2003 enabled us to launch the programme. Their grants have continued to support the Urban Scholars. The 3rd Moody’s cohort joined us earlier this year. Grants from the SHINE Trust and CfBT have enabled us to assess the effectiveness of the programme using robust evidence. Using ongoing practice based evidence we have refined the programme. Tata Global Beverages have sponsored Re'Imagination scholarship for past urban scholars currently studying at Brunel University.



Present Sponsors

The Moody's Foundation


Tata Global Beverages

Past Sponsors

Shine Trust

The British & Foreign School Society (BfSS)

Walcot Foundation



Kensington & Chelsea LA


Page last updated: Wednesday 04 December 2013