We aim to raise awareness of the wide ranging options that both long standing and new educational institutions are working so hard to provide, whether through education grants, bursaries, scholarships or a more practical and career opportunity based approach.
Our aim is to be a key - opening doors to the many opportunities that young people have by providing up to date and innovative news about educational developments and provisions through Education Choices magazine.
Through Education Choices magazine (alongside CJA Educational Consultancy) we are actively building relationships with many nurseries, day and boarding school options and universities.
A year ago a client, from Croydon, inspired the founder, Chloe Abbott, to set up Education Choices magazine. Chloe had been recommended to her by a former teacher training associate and colleague. The client approached us for help with her daughter to try to get her a place in a grammar or private school (with some bursary or scholarship options). She told Chloe that she had educated herself and was the first in her family to attend university. Against all odds, she managed to become a lecturer at a London based university, but she wanted an easier path for her daughter. Our client felt that many people in her community still did not know about the schools and options that were available to them and asked if we would try to share this information with these communities and families, unlocking the many opportunities available.
As a result, Education Choices magazine celebrates the diverse and plentiful nurseries, schools and universities that offer young people so many inspiring opportunities. We also want to showcase and highlight success stories and demonstrate how well young people are doing - even during a pandemic. Furthermore, we take great pleasure in sharing news about bursary and funding schemes that can support children from lower income families in accessing the same experiences as other children from more affluent backgrounds.
Sir Peter Lampl (Founder of the Sutton Trust) states: ‘Social mobility in Britain is low. The educational opportunities and life chances of a child born today are strongly linked to their parents’ socio-economic background. This is the challenge we face.’ We hope to support families from all backgrounds and to help close the learning gap.