11th June 2020
IntoUniversity give primary pupils experiences and understanding of the importance of a university education. They particularly work with children from deprived backgrounds.
With 220 nominations in total (that’s over 26 nominations per category) Sycamore Academy has achieved a joint win in the 2020 IntoUniversity Partnership Awards. Each year, the organisation recognises outstanding contributions made by external partners across the network. The organisation operates 31 centres across the country and has over 120
partnerships with different primary schools.
The IntoUniversity Nottingham East team nominated Sycamore Academy because of their excellent engagement with the IntoUniversity Primary FOCUS programme and Academic Support in 2019/20.
It was noted that the staff members are fully up to speed with the Primary Focus programme and are always really excited for their classes to participate based on how positively other colleagues speak of IntoUniversity. The organisation feels this demonstrates Sycamore Academy’s overwhelming endorsement of the programme. Students were especially encouraged to aim high during FOCUS weeks by the fact that they shared their learning with the entire school during a post-FOCUS week assembly.
Sycamore Academy supports IntoUniversity Nottingham East by encouraging young people and their families to engage with other IntoUniversity programmes – this has resulted in 27 Sycamore Academy students currently attending Primary Academic Support.
Congratulations to all!