Aim for Oxford

St Anne’s College in partnership with Christ Church is launching a new University access scheme for young people in the North East of England.  

Aim for Oxford is a two-year-long programme, which will support a cohort of up to 40 high-achieving state school students from the beginning of Year 12, through to making strong applications for, and then arriving at, Oxford.  


What is the programme?

Explore subjects with university researchers, experience academic and social life at Oxford University, receive expert advice on how to apply and be supported throughout the process.

Aim for Oxford is a new, free-of-charge programme for Year 12 students attending state schools in the North East of England.

Participants will attend academic enrichment, information and guidance sessions hosted at Newcastle Sixth Form College across four dates between January and April 2020, followed by a four-night summer school at Oxford University (17th-21st August 2020). Participants who decide to make applications to Oxford will then progress to the Year 13 programme (September 2020 onwards). 

Interested in applying?

To make a successful application, your GCSE results should show strong academic potential (preference for grades 7/ 8/ 9/ A/ A*)

We will also take into account other criteria, including if at least one of the following applies to you:

  • Your POLAR postcode score is 1 or 2 – check here
  • Your ACORN postcode score is 4 or 5 – check here
  • You have been eligible for free school meals
  • Your parents did not go to university
  • You are from an ethnic minority background which is underrepresented at Oxford (including students with Black African, Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage)
  • You have been, or currently are, in care
  • You are a young carer

Register your interest

Applications open at the beginning of September 2019, but you can register your interest in the programme now to receive email updates: