Supporters

The AAF is supported by its participant Academies, Independent School sponsors, Charitable Foundations and individuals. Find out more below.

Caterham School

Caterham School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school located in Caterham, Surrey. Caterham is providing the base for the second AAF programme, United Access in association with United Learning.

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Queens’ College, Cambridge

Queens’ College, Cambridge supports world-leading teaching and research in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

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Sutton Trust

Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust is an educational charity in the United Kingdom which aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantage. The charity was set up by the educational philanphropist Sir Peter Lampl in 1997.

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United Learning Academies

United Access, the second AAF programme, is being delivered in association with United Learning and six United Learning Academies.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a grant-giving charity, based in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1958 by Canadian businessman W. Garfield Weston (1898-1978).

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Tonbridge School

Tonbridge School is an independent day and boarding school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judd.

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Sevenoaks School

Sevenoaks School is a selective co-educational independent school in Sevenoaks, Kent. It is the second oldest non-denominational school in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1432.

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Benenden School

Founded in 1923 and situated in 240 acres of attractive parkland in Kent, Benenden School has been one of the leading boarding schools in Britain for the last 90 years. There are currently 551 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 180 of those in the Sixth Form.

 

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Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge is one of 31 colleges which alongside academic departments constitutes the University of Cambridge. Fitzwilliam was originally founded in 1869 as the non-collegiate Fitzwilliam Hall, to provide accommodation to those who could not afford to belong to a college.

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Balliol College

Founded in the 1260s by John de Balliol and Dervorguilla of Gallway, the parents of John I of Scotland, Balliol College is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford and most likely the oldest educational institution co-founded by a woman in the world.

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Kent Academies

The Kent Academies Network (‘KAN’) is a collaboration of independent schools and maintained academies that have been working together since 2007, and emerged out of the co-sponsorship of 6 academies by 5 independent schools and one grammar school in Kent.

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Private Donor Support

In addition to Foundations and Trusts, the AAF and its programmes are generously supported financially (about 50% of the total at 2016) by private individuals passionate about improving social mobility in the UK through education and who often have strong connections to our Partners, such as Fitzwilliam College, Tonbridge School and the Sutton Trust.

Another hugely valuable source of support stems from the pro bono services we receive such as legal, accountancy, website development, teaching and course content from our Trustees, our learning mentors, teachers and others in the education sector.

Increasingly, we are supported also by cultural institutions such as the Natural History Museum and universities such as the University of Kent, Sussex University and various colleges at Oxford and Cambridge who create bespoke open days for our students.

If you would like to provide financial or pro-bono support for the AAF, please contact debbie.hannam@aaaf.org.uk