Schools Plus
Schools Plus helps school pupils to achieve their academic potential by matching them with university student tutors.
1-2 hours a week, throughout the year
One of our 14 partner schools across Oxford
What is Schools Plus?
  • University student volunteers deliver weekly tutoring sessions to pupils at local schools.
  • Each project is specific to the individual needs of the school and pupils involved. The projects have been carefully crafted, together with the teachers in the schools to tackle the needs of their pupils.
  • We recruit the tutors and provide training and ongoing support throughout.
  • Last year, 100% of teachers said that their pupils’ interest, confidence and attainment in the subject improved.
  • And 97% of tutors said volunteering with Schools Plus enhanced their university experience.
Your travel expenses to and from the school will be reimbursed. We make sure that volunteering will not cost you a thing!
  • The overall goal is to tackle educational disadvantage in Oxford by raising the academic confidence, interest and attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Education in the UK is not fair- the amount that your family earns has a huge impact on the grades you achieve. Together we can change this!
  • We partner with schools in Oxford where there are a high proportion of pupils on Free School Meals, who have English as a another language, and have special educational needs.
  • Our tutors work with these pupils to help them achieve their potential
You can scroll through and select a tutoring slot from our available projects on the form below, or have a look here first:
Becoming a tutor
  • We run tutoring projects across a whole range of subjects and for both Primary and Secondary schools- from Music to Maths, KS1 to A-Level.
  • Choose your project based on your subject preference and availability. All projects take place Monday- Friday between 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Bring your passion, enthusiasm, and commitment!
Tutor requirements
  • To apply, you must currently be enrolled as a student at The University of Oxford. If you are a student at Oxford Brookes- apply here
  • To make a real difference, we ask that you commit to volunteer weekly during term time
  • No previous experience required!
  • Apply here
  • We provide training for all tutors before you start in schools, and run related events for tutors throughout the year.
Schools Plus is committed to being an inclusive programme, and encourages all students to get involved.
  • We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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