Schools Access Scheme
The first candidates for IAPS' Schools Access Scheme were chosen in 2015. A second cohort joined in 2016, a third in 2017 and a fourth in 2018. There are currently ten children in IAPS schools who are supported by the Schools Access Scheme.
The name of the schools are confidential, though each has agreed to match iTrust's funding until the pupil leaves the prep school, at either 11 or 13.
The child grew up with two siblings and a father who was a drug and alcohol addict. In 2011, the father was shot and left paralysed; a year later, he was killed in a car accident. The child's mother works as a part-time PE teacher but understands she is likely to be made redundant in the near future. Child I's siblings are also supported by their prep school along with the support of a separate national charity.
The child's father is a police officer confined to desk duties due to an accident at work; his salary has been reduced. The child's mother, a hairdresser, has recently overcome cancer but, at the moment, is too weak to return to work. The family are living with an uncertain home life.
The child was referred to the prep school by the local council who highlighted them as a child in need. The mother had fled Malawi and a violent homelife and now works in a nursing home. She is hoping to be able to qualify as a social worker and is studying for appropriate qualifications in maths and English. The funding from SAS ensured her child could remain at his prep school when he finished nursery.
The child was abandoned at birth in Botswana and adopted by new parents at just three months old. By the time the child was seven though, both new parents had died. The child, along with their older brother, was then adopted by a family in the UK. An IAPS school provided a free place for the child's sibling and the Schools Access Scheme will ensure both children are educated together.
The child is a very intelligent pupil whose local primary school wasn't able to cope with the most able pupils. Their mother is studying as a nurse and also working as a waitress to make ends meet. The father left home before the child was born. The IAPS school which the child now attends, with the help of iTrust, will allow them to fulfill their full potential.
This child had two siblings who had been funded by the school up to the age of 11. The family are not affluent and live in a very small property. The father has had to move away to find employment. iTrust now help to support this child's education. One sibling now attaends the local state grammar school and the other continues with a school bursary.
This child has a profoundly disabled sister. The mother is the primary carer and the family rents their home. The father's salary would not cover the fees.
This child has a brother on a full scholarship provided by the school and linked charities. The family have limited means and live in a rented property.
The child's mother died after giving birth to her second child. Father has two other children and now has to work part-time to support them all.