St John’s College Oxford – Inspire Scholars Programme

Durrington High School are delighted to announce that we have entered into a partnership with The University of Oxford – St John’s College to become a member of their Inspire Scholars Programme.

We are very proud to be one of only 30 schools in the south and south east region to have been selected for this partnership. Joining the programme marks the start of a 3-year partnership with St John’s College as we seek more and more opportunities to develop and raise our students’ aspirations. The programme will be opened to 30 students in year 9 this year, before a further 60 students will join the programme over the next two academic years.

Students invited to be part of the programme will receive a diet of extra-curricular sessions, known as Inspire Clubs, planned by Oxford University academics and run by our own subject specialists on a range of topics such as Viking History and The Science of Black Holes.

In addition to this all students on the programme, and in fact all students in year 9 will have access the virtual summer school run by St John’s, while up to 6 students may be invited to a fully funded in-person summer school in Oxford.

Furthermore, as part of the programme Durrington will have priority access to visit St John’s College and online parent workshops/resources on subjects such as:

What does university study look like?

Applying to university – what should I expect?

How best to support your academically able child?

Membership to the programme also provides the school with access to a bank of online study skills workshops and tools that all students in year 9, 10 and 11 can use to help them prepare for their assessments.