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First Star joins the Fair Education Alliance

First Star Academies UK is delighted to announce it has joined the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of over 100 organisations working together to tackle educational inequality.  First Star Academies UK significantly improves the lives of teens in care by partnering with universities to ensure that Looked-after Young People aspire to higher education and develop [...]

By | 2019-01-07T15:04:41+00:00 January 7th, 2019|First Star UK, News, Press|Comments Off on First Star joins the Fair Education Alliance

Opening doors to aspirations

First Star Academies UK welcomes support from Sir John Cass’s Foundation   First Star Academies UK is delighted to announce that Sir John Cass’s Foundation is supporting our plans for expansion through funding for First Star Academies UK over the next three years. The First Star model emulates the outstandingly successful First Star Academies experience [...]

By | 2019-01-07T14:57:20+00:00 December 7th, 2018|News, Press|Comments Off on Opening doors to aspirations

First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2019-01-07T14:36:57+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, St Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care. Emanating from the United States, First Star Academy brings an innovative, inclusive approach to improving access, participation and achievement in education [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:39:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News, St Mary's|Comments Off on Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s