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Rosie Tattersall
Widening Participation Officer

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Promoting Potential Spring School (Year 8)

The application deadline has now passed for the Year 8 Promoting Potential Spring School.

This spring school provides 50 places for boys from African-Caribbean backgrounds to learn about the range of subjects available to them at university.

The school aims to stimulate interest in the social sciences as well as encourage excitement and debate, support formal and informal learning and reach new audiences not normally engaged with higher education.

The course is non-residential, runs from 9am to 4pm each day and there is no cost to the pupil. Lunch is available free of charge each day, all course materials are provided and travel costs are refunded at the end of the week.

Pupils have the opportunity to work closely with LSE’s African Caribbean Society, meet LSE academics and gain an insight into studying at university.  The programme consists of:

• Social sciences workshops and taster sessions

• Tour of LSE’s halls of residence

• Opportunities to interact with LSE’s African-Caribbean undergraduates

• An off-site workplace visit.


African and Caribbean boys in year 8 who are attending a non-selective London state school, and who are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B grades at GCSE.

In addition boys must meet one of the following criteria:

• Eligible for Free School Meals
• Is a Looked After Child

Or two of the following criteria:

• Has no parental history of Higher Education / university
• Living in an area of low progression to university
• Parents from lower socio-economic categories
• From an ethnic group which is under-represented in higher education

Preference will also be given to pupils who:

• Attend a school performing below the national average
• Attend a school with an above average percentage of students eligible for Free School Meals

The Promoting Potential Spring School will be taking place from Monday 7 – Friday 11 April 2014.


The closing date for applications has now passed. The deadline for completed applications was Friday 31 January 2014.

Strong applicants may be asked to attend an interview at LSE in Holborn, central London.



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