St John’s College is excited to announce the launch of the Inspire Programme for Year 12 & 13 2022/23!

The Inspire 12 & 13 Programme will run for a sixth year in the academic year 2022-23 and we are excited to announce that applications for the programme open on the 12th December and will remain open until 31st January 2023.

The Inspire Programme is a free, two-year course designed to inspire, encourage, and support Year 12 and 13 pupils during their final years of study before university. Our flexible programme offers pupils the opportunity to explore their favourite subjects in greater depth, receive up-to-date information about applying to university, and take part in opportunities that can be used in personal statements, interviews, and CVs!

Pupils taking part in Inspire 12 & 13 will have the opportunity to take part in:

  • Academic Taster Lectures
  • Study and University Skills Sessions
  • Inspire Research Project
  • Study Days and Subject Exploration Days
  • Residential and Virtual Summer Schools
  • Resources to help you transition for life at university

To apply for the Inspire 12 Programme, please follow this link.

Pupils on the Inspire 12 Programme will automatically be enrolled on the Inspire 13 Programme!

Am I eligible?

Inspire 12 & 13 is open to pupils at all non-selective state schools and sixth-form colleges in the following regions: Brighton and Hove - Buckinghamshire – Ealing – East Sussex – Forest of Dean – Hampshire – Harrow – Hounslow – Kent – Kington-upon-Thames – Medway – Portsmouth – Southampton – Surrey – The Isle of Wight – West Sussex.

If you are not sure whether your sixth form or college is in an eligible region, please email us at

Selection for Inspire 12 is based on both academic merit (pupils should be predicted at least AAB at A-level*) and a number of contextual factors, including:

  • If the pupil is from a low socio-economic status background and/or from an area with low progression to higher education
  • If the pupil is in receipt of free school meals and/or is in the care of a local authority

*Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you feel you have experienced exceptional circumstances which mean you haven’t been predicted grades that reflect your true potential, please email us at

How do I apply?

For more information please see the Inspire Digital website and download our flyer!

Applications for the Year 13 Programme are currently open to all Year 13 pupils studying at a non-selective state school in our link regions. The application form for the Inspire 13 Programme can be found by following this link.