Aim for Oxford

We are launching a new University access scheme for young people in the North East of England in partnership with Christ Church.

Aim for Oxford is a two-year-long programme, which will support up to forty 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 programme for Year 12 students attending North East state schools. 

Applications close on 11 October, with teacher references due by 21 October.

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 (17-21 August 2020). Participants who decide to make applications to Oxford will progress to the Year 13 programme (September 2020 onwards).


Applications for Aim for Oxford 2020 have now closed – we will be in touch by the 8th November to confirm the outcome of all applications.

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See our privacy statement for applicants here 

Interested in applying?

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

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


Your POLAR postcode score is 1 or 2


Your ACORN postcode score is 4 or 5

Free School Meals

You have been eligible for free school meals

First Generation

Your parents did not go to university


You are from an ethnic minority background which is underrepresented at Oxford

In care

You have been, or currently are, in care

Young carer

You are a young carer

View our brochure and student flyer to find out more