It is impossible to overstate the formative role that our years of schooling have on us throughout our lives. Providing children with the best educational start in life shapes not only their futures, but those of their families in preceding and subsequent generations. One great teacher can instil a permanent gift of intellectual curiosity, while negative experiences can have the inverse effect.
The future strength of civilised society depends in no small way on harnessing the brightest and the best, those gifted with exceptional natural ability, to help them push themselves forward. In equal measure it depends on continually raising standards across the board to stop those who struggle from being left behind and giving every child the best education we possibly can.
The Foundation helps London-based children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have the same opportunities as those from more fortunate backgrounds have. The Foundation works to identify suitable opportunities to award grants and scholarships to high-achieving children from families below the median-income level, as well as providing funding for under-resourced schools.
The Foundation is a donor to Putney High School, amongst others, and will be focusing its efforts in 2021 towards bridging the educational attainment gap which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Outside the U.K. the Foundation builds schools in Africa, see our case studies
page for an example of what we are doing in Eastern Uganda.
Nick has written extensively on educational topics for Reaction
, City A.M.
and Conservative Home