Last year we worked with over 1,450 Year 12/S5 students from 140 local authorities across the UK, and over the last 7 years 53% of students supported by the SMF have gained places at Russell Group universities.

In order for your school to work with the SMF, all you’ll need to do is encourage students to apply, write a reference to accompany their application, and sign or stamp their eligibility form.  The work we do with students takes places during the holidays, or after school, and is completely free of charge.


Personal and Guidance Tutor, Charles Knight, works at Birkenhead Sixth Form College. He said:

“Working with the SMF has been incredibly beneficial for our students. Experiencing what the SMF has to offer gives the students focus and support in their chosen field, and the ambition to go on and achieve in their selected careers.”

Get your school involved

To learn more about our programme, please click here. You can also receive regular newsletters about our work by following the ‘Sign Up’ link on the right.

Please refer to the links below for resources to inform teachers and students about our programme:

Resources for all schools/colleges:
The SMF video – a video overview of our programme for students and teachers
Student Guidance Notes: this provides guidance on how to complete the application form and questions
Teacher Guidance Notes: these provide guidance about our programme, our eligibility criteria and the application process.
Teacher Reference Guide: this provides guidance about completing a teacher reference in support of your students’ applications.

Find our programme eligibility criteria here.
Check our List A: schools which have a GCSE/National 5 pass rate of 50% or lower here.
Check our List B: schools where 20% or more students are registered for Free School Meals here.

Posters for students in BirminghamGlasgowLeedsLiverpoolLondonManchester and Newcastle.
Posters for students in other cities in England and other cities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Our Programmes

Wherever you are in the UK, find out which programmes you can apply for. Find out more

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