New College's Step-Up Programme is designed to inspire and support state-school students throughout Year 11, 12 and 13.
It attempts to ensure that students recognise Oxford as a realistic and achievable option for them in the future, and are fully equipped and supported to make a competitive application.
Crucially, it is a fully-funded, sustained-contact scheme. Students have regular, consistent contact with the College's Outreach team over three years (two years for students attending a sixth form college). Fitzalan High School has been a partner school since 2022.