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Realising potential

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Social mobility underpins our work in education, with grants awarded to long-term partners and new initiatives.

Social mobility is the idea that every child or young person facing disadvantage is supported to realise their full potential, whatever pathways they choose to pursue.

The Leathersellers’ definition of social mobility.


Utilising the support of a specialist consultancy in the education sector, we commissioned a landscape review to provide greater context of different approaches to social mobility over the years. A summary and full report were produced.

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Increasing social mobility and fostering opportunity are at the heart of our education programmes with long-standing and more recent partners. Read selected articles below about how we are helping to improve social mobility at our associated schools in south-east London.

Breaking through the class ceiling

Photography and social mobility

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Student Grants

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Alumni - Zakaria Ali

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