St Catharine's College is committed to widening participation to higher education. There is a profound education inequality between students from high-income backgrounds and students from low-income backgrounds. Across the UK, 96% of privately educated children go on to study at university, while only 16% of those in receipt of Free School Meals do so. We want to raise the aspirations of those who may have the academic talent to succeed at Cambridge.
Our previous Schools Liaison Officer, Jessy Ahluwalia, generated a report on the outreach work undertaken by St Catharine's College in 2016-17. We are very excited for our new SLO, Kathryn Singleton, to build on the foundations laid by Jessy. You can read Jessy's full report here.