Moving On (Years 6-7)

Moving On aims to make a positive contribution to Year 6 and Year 7 pupils' transition to secondary education by showing them that change happens throughout life and can be a positive experience. This is often the first time pupils have set foot in a university and so the programme also aims to raise aspirations, introduce them to Higher Education and reduce fears associated with the move to secondary school. The programme has been designed to complement the National Curriculum with links to English, Geography and Mathematics.

The main components of the programme are:

Discover university: An opportunity to learn more about options at university level.

Agony aunt: Hopes and fears for moving to secondary school
A campus tour: A guided campus trail completing questions along the way

Planning a day out: Becoming more independent by planning a hypothetical trip around London

Student question and answer session: Learn about university life from current students.

An opportunity to look at a graduation outfit and graduate from Moving On

"Well thought out and a really good day for raising aspirations for secondary school and aspirations for life. The ambassadors were very friendly and helpful; I hope the children will remember them when they think about their own future academic careers."
Primary School Teacher

"It helped me feel determined to go to university."
Primary pupil

LSE can accommodate up to 30 Year 6 pupils at a time on various dates spread throughout the year. Please note that each event runs from 10.00am - 1.15pm and lunch is not provided.

Eligibility criteria

Top priority will be given to non-selective London State Schools that meet one or more the following criteria (as defined by the current Department for Education (DfE) Performance Tables):

• Have over 35% of students eligible for free school meals

We will then prioritise requests from Schools that meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Have 20.1% or more students eligible for Free School Meals
• Have had over 35% of pupils eligible for FSM at any time during the past 6 years

In addition to the above, we ask schools to select, where possible, pupils to attend the day who meet at least one of the following:
• In receipt of free school meals and/or Pupil Premium
• Looked after child (in care)
• No parental experience of Higher Education (HE).
• Parents/carers employed in low socio economic categories.
• Parents/carers in receipt of means tested benefits
• Live in an area of low participation to HE as defined by POLAR 3 Quintile 1 (
• Have a disability.
• From an ethnic group which is under represented in Higher Education.

Students who are selected to participate should have the potential to go on to a Russell Group University.

We will consider, on a case by case basis, requests from schools that do not meet the overall criteria for Free School Meals. When doing so, as a minimum we would expect Schools to demonstrate that participants would meet at least one, preferably more, of the above individual criteria, and provide any other useful contextual information. Such requests would be considered on receipt of the relevant evidence provided and any additional information requested. 

To apply

All current dates have now been booked. If you would like to be considered if there are any cancellations please email