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The Norwood School

The Access Project



Please click on the link below to access the application form

Yr 9 Access Project Application Form


What is the Access project?

'We work with bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing in-school support and personalised tuition, to help them gain access to top universities.'

Our programme at Norwood

What makes our programme unique is that it comprises both tutoring and mentoring. Rigorous measurement and data analysis show that it is the combination of these interventions that maximises our students’ likelihood of going to a top university.

Volunteer tutoring

Every year the programme matches over 1,000 volunteer tutors with a 14 to 18-year-old student from one of their partner schools to support those students to achieve their potential at GCSE or A-Level. In weekly tutorial sessions across the school year, tutors address the topics that students’ teachers think they need most help with.‚Äč The weekly sessions not only raise grades but improve a young person’s confidence and aspirations.

In-school mentoring

Mentoring support comes from a dedicated member of Access Project staff who is based in school - who works with the students on the programme. The University Access Officer provides expert advice from Year 10 to build students’ knowledge and understanding of universities and courses, and provides one-to-one support and advice on applications and interviews. We organise visits to top universities and we run a Law Society, a Medicine and Dentistry Society and an Oxbridge Society.

Kanekwa Nzimba - is our UNIVERSITY ACCESS OFFICER. She is based in the Sixth Form Study Zone on Level 2 and is available on a Wednesday and Thursday this academic year.

You can reach her on 

For more information visit the website at

To apply for a place on this highly prestigious programme complete the application form via the following link


Deadlines for applications are as follows;

Year 13 - Sunday 22nd September at Midnight

Year 12 - Sunday 22nd September at Midnight

Year 11 - Tuesday 1st October at 5pm

Year 10 - Friday 20th September at 5pm


See flyer below for more details.