Information for Schools and Colleges

School/College

School or College Attended

Students from all schools and colleges in the United Kingdom are able to apply to the PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

If the school or college you are currently attending or have attended meets any of the criteria below, you will be eligible for the PARTNERS Programme supported entry route for 2020 entry, based upon school/college performance or student data. However, if your school/college does not meet any of these criteria, you may still be eligible based upon one of our other eligibility criteria.

Schools/Colleges in England

  • The school you attended at age 16 has a GCSE Attainment 8 score of 41 or less.
  • The school you currently attend has an average point score per A Level entry of 24 or less.
  • The school you currently attend has over 50% of pupils in receipt of, or are eligible for, Free School Meals.

Schools/Colleges in Northern Ireland

  • The school you attended at age 16 has 35% or less students achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C, including English and Maths.
  • The school you currently attend has 35% or less students achieving three or more A Levels grades A* to C is.
  • The school you currently attend has over 50% of pupils in receipt of, or are eligible for, Free School Meals.

Schools/Colleges in Scotland

  • The school you currently attend or attended at age 16 has over 50% of pupils who live in the 20% most deprived datazones in Scotland.
  • The school you currently attend has over 50% of pupils in receipt of, or are eligible for, Free School Meals.

Schools/Colleges in Wales

  • The school you currently attend has over 50% of pupils in receipt of, or eligible for, Free School Meals.

Check Your School's Eligibility

Please visit the Government website and follow the PARTNERS Programme 2020 Entry – School/College Eligibility Guidance (PDF: 507MB)‌ to confirm whether your school meets any of the above criteria.

Other Eligibility Criteria

If none of the above apply, you may still be eligible for the Programme based upon one of our other eligibility criteria. To check if you're eligible under one of our other criteria, return to the eligibility checker page or have a look at the full list of PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria.