Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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More Able Pupil Support (MAPS)

Links to organisations who specialise in providing additional support for more able pupils.

  1. Tomorrow’s Achievers Educational Trust provides specialist day and residential master classes for gifted children in many parts of the country.The courses cover a wealth of different topics - science, technology, maths, philosophy, literature and the arts - in ways which involve and challenge the most able students.


  2. Excellence East offers a range of exciting courses, activity days, online resources, links to other websites and plenty of interesting case study materials from schools across the region.

  3. The Sutton Trust offers a range of funded projects, research and summer schools (including at Cambridge University). It is particularly intended to provide educational opportunities for able students from disadvantaged backgrounds and increase social mobility.

  4. University of East Anglia Summer Schools Pre-16 Year 9-11 University summer schools are aspiration-raising events filled with fun and informative sessions including academic tasters, sports workshops and social activities for students. Places on these summer schools are free, but application criteria apply.

  5. GIFT is a specialist consultancy which runs both residential and non-residential courses for gifted children of all ages with a unique resource base of specialists providing over four hundred different extension courses for every imaginable discipline from Archaeology to Zoophysics.

  6. Villiers Park Educational Trust helps able young people to develop a passion for learning and the study and life skills to ensure they reach their full academic potential.

  7. Potential Plus UK are an independent charity established in 1967 which works with the whole family to support children with high learning potential (gifted and talented). 

  8. British Mensa currently has around 1,300 Mensans under the age of 18. These are full members of the society, and are offered the same range of benefits as adult members -  magazines and newsletters, special interest groups and social events.


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