What we do and why
Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school.
The difference we make
Children who participate in Children’s University have the opportunity to learn in a rich range of contexts, experience new places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies. This adventure introduces children to the joy of learning, brings a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures.
The wider education context
Children’s University is a programme that benefits children, schools and partner organisations in so many ways. It positively relates to many important topics currently on the national education agenda.
Staff and Trustees
Children’s University is a network of centres that manage their activities locally. These local centres are run by existing structures and partners such as colleges and universities, Local Authorities and groups of schools. CU Trust is the charity that sits at the heart of this network, providing support, strategic guidance, and organising fundraising and communications activities.
Accountability and transparency
CU Trust is the charity at the heart of the Children’s University network. As a charity, CU Trust is accountable to the Charity Commission and our accounts and governance details are publicly available to view and download.
The Children's University model is licensed to delivery partners all across England but we also have Children's University operating around the world.