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Supporting Access into Higher Level Education Across Sussex 

As part of the HEFCE funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), the Sussex Learning Network will target disadvantaged students living in identified ward areas in Sussex where progression into Higher Education is lower than expected based on GCSE attainment figures. The SLN is one of 29 national Consortia working in partnership across Sussex to increase the numbers of young people aged 14-19 years accessing Higher Level Learning by 2020.


SLN:COP projects for 16/17 have been developed – we are currently not accepting new proposals or funding applications.

If you would like to find out more about the projects we will be delivering please email

Documents & Data Sets


PDF: SLNCOP Funding Criteria and Guidance

Word Version: SLNCOP Funding Criteria and Guidance


The annex in the funding guidance lists the top ten SLNCOP schools as ranked by largest cohort of pupils residing in target ward areas. The full list of schools coverage is available here in excel format: SLNCOP Target Schools

There are 37 SLNCOP target wards as identified by HEFCE where progression rates are lower than expected based on GCSE attainment results. To download this data please follow this link: SLNCOP Target Wards Overview

You can also download further ward data with key ONS stats here: SLNCOP Wards_ONS Data

Careers Toolkit

Explore our collection of links to online resources that support you as a teacher
or education professional to have career conversations in the classroom.


Discover the research that underpins our mission to transform opportunities for learners in Sussex.