Nottingham's most deprived pupils to get extra support

Four schools in Nottingham will take part in the scheme Credit: Jens Wolf / DPA/PA Images

Two hundred of Nottingham's most hard to reach teenagers are to get specialist support to help them get a job or a university place.

The students, who've become disengaged from school and are considered at high risk of becoming NEETs (not in education, employment or training) will get five years of one-to-one coaching from the age of 13 to 18.

Four schools in the north of the city will take part in the scheme - Bulwell Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Ellis Guilford School and Nottingham University Samworth Academy.

The project is the latest move by the charity Rebalancing The Outer Estates Foundation, led by Nottingham North MP Graham Allen, to improve young people's life chances and break cycles of social deprivation in the area.

At risk children being coached to success Credit: ThinkForward

It's paired up with the charity ThinkForward which will deliver the Progressive Coaching programme.

This is the first time it has been provided outside London, where it has already had impressive results -91% of young people graduating from the programme are in further education, employment or training and 72% have achieved 5 A*-C GSCE’s.**