Staying Focused

We believe our young people will be the hardest hit by the immediate and long-term effects of the current COVID-19 crisis. Help our London students stay focused on their education and futures by supporting us to keep them on track and enabling them to still achieve their full potential.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118525)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Our students in London already live in some of the UK's most disadvantaged communities and the current crisis is set to further exacerbate the challenges they are facing. Our young people will be the hardest hit by the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 learning loss and the economic after-effects of the lockdown. We are gravely concerned about the potential impact on their mental health, educational achievement, and future learning and employability prospects.


Our 12 London centres work closely with families and schools to support young people and they have continued to do so during the crisis through remote support. We are still there for our students, providing pastoral and academic support to keep them on track with their learning. Longer-term, when we are able to re-open our learning centres, will provide young people with the support and motivation required to still achieve their goals through our tried and tested programme.

  • 'I am so grateful that IntoUniversity is here to offer us support even when schools have shut. It makes an enormous difference to our lives, and has helped to maintain a routine for my child.'

    — Parent of a Primary Academic Support Student in Kennington

  • 'The continuation from homework club, it means a lot to me and my children, I can see the psychological impact on their faces when they get to speak to someone else and when you set challenges it is really great for them, thank you all so much.'

    — Parent of Academic Support Students in North Kensington

  • 'Thank you so much for your support. We all really appreciate it as it's not been easy for us at home.'

    — Parent of Year 3 and Year 11 students in Haringey

  • 'We are okay because IntoUniversity keeps sending us activities to keep us busy. It's really great that you are in contact. Thank you for always checking up on us.'

    — Parent of a Year 5 Student in East Ham