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What are the benefits?

Research shows that participation in extra-curricular activities can positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. Research also shows that children that do not have access to these opportunities fall behind, lack confidence, and fail to develop career aspirations. The resulting attainment gap is so significant that 25% of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds achieve below expected attainment levels.

Children who participate in Children’s University have the opportunity to learn in a rich range of contexts, experience new places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies. This adventure introduces children to the joy of learning, brings a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures.

Independent assessments of Children’s University work confirm that not only do Children’s University participants attain more highly but that there is a positive correlation between the length of time children are involved with Children’s University activities and their performance in exams.

Want to become a member?

If you would like your school to be part of Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Children’s University simply email cu@staffs.ac.uk or call 01782 294950.

Current members

  • Burnwood Community School Stoke-on-Trent

  • Cannock Chase Cannock

  • Cannock Resource Centre Cannock

  • Colwich CE Primary School Stafford

  • Eaton Park Academy Stoke-on-Trent

  • Faber Catholic Primary School Cheadle

  • Flash Ley Community Primary School Stafford

  • Harpfield Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent

  • Hawthorns Resource Centre Burton-on-Trent

  • Heron Cross Primary School Stoke-on-Trent

  • King Edward VI School Lichfield

  • Kingsland C.E. Primary School Stoke-on-Trent

  • Newstead Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent

  • Norton-le-Moors Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent

  • Penkridge Middle School Stafford

  • Saxon Hill Academy Lichfield

  • St Dominics High School for Girls Brewood

  • St Mary'S Roman Catholic Academy Stoke-on-Trent

  • St Peter's Catholic Academy, Newman Stoke-on-Trent

  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Great Wyrley

  • Westwood First School Leek

  • Whitfield Valley Primary School Stoke-on-Trent

  • Willows Primary School Stoke-on-Trent