Lars Windhorst Foundation and The Access Project

Lars Windhorst Foundation and The Access Project

This Summer The Lars Windhorst Foundation collaborated with The Access Project to deliver an intensive maths summer catch up programme to pupils from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through online tutoring sessions with highly experienced maths tutors.

There has been concern that school closures due to COVID-19 have been worse for pupils who are economically disadvantaged, thereby reversing years of progress. Estimates suggest that the academic attainment gap could widen by a median figure of 36%. [1]

The Access Project is a charity that supports disadvantaged pupils to get into top universities. The Foundation’s funding supported maths tutoring to students from 26 schools across the UK for six weeks through the summer.

 

[1] (source: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/EEF_(2020)_-_Impact_of_School_Closures_on_the_Attainment_Gap.pdf)

 

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