Schools Access Scheme

The first candidates for IAPS' Schools Access Scheme were chosen in 2015. A second cohort joined in 2016, and a third in 2017. 

There are currently eight children in IAPS schools who are supported by the Schools Access Scheme.

The name of their school will remain confidential, though each has agreed to match iTrust's funding until the pupil leaves the prep school, at either 11 or 13.

Child I

The child grew up with two siblings, and a father who was a drug and alcohol addict. The father was shot in 2011 and left paralysed, before losing his life in a car accident a year later.

The child's mother works as a part-time PE teacher, but understands she is likely to be made redundant in the near future. 

Their siblings are supported by their prep school too, with the support of a separate national charity.

Child II

The child's father is a police officer, and confined to desk duties due to an accident at work. Subsequently, his salary has been reduced.

The child's mother is a hairdresser, but has recently overcome cancer leaving her too weak to return to work at present.

They are living with an uncertain home life, and such applications are welcomed by the Schools Access Scheme.

Child III

The child was referred to the prep school by the local council, who highlighted them as a child in need.

Their 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.

Child IV

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.

Child V

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.

Child VI

This child had two siblings, who had been funded by the school to attend until 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.  

Child VII

A headteahcer wrote a very convincing case of support for a child with 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.

The headteacher visited the child in their Nursery setting and has seen them in school several times. 

Child VIII

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.