Our Outreach Officer

What is New College's Step-Up Programme?

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 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). 

New College's Step-Up Programme  launched in the academic year 2017/18 and is fully funded, minimising costs for schools involved. 

Have a look here for details of our Step-Up Essay Competition.


The Steps:

new college's step up programme


Our Partner Schools

We are delighted that in 2022 / 23, we will be expanding our programme and will work with 37 state-schools and sixth forms from across England and Wales.  

*map sourced from Google Maps

step up schools map


Get In Touch

If you would like to hear more about the programme, please contact our Outreach Officer, Shelby: stepup@new.ox.ac.uk


Our Outreach Officer