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Y9 Family Futures

Family Futures is a 3-month extracurricular programme for Year 9 students and their parents/carers. Through weekly live webinars, exclusive access to our Online Resource Portal and two special on- campus events, families will:
1) discover the range of available pathways.
2) develop their research and reflective skills.
3) gain the confidence to pursue aspirations.

“I loved having the
opportunity to discuss my
education and future.”

“It has made me talk to
my child about how he
thinks of himself and to
help him believe in

“It helped me decide what
I wanted to do a little

Date Time What Where
Saturday 20 January 10:00–13:00 Launch Event University of Surrey
Tuesday 23 January 18:15–18:45 Part 1 Session | Exploring Pathways and Options Online
Wednesday 31 January 18:15–18:45 Info Session | Post-16 Pathways and University Online
Tuesday 6 February 18:15–18:45 Part 2 Session | Thinking About the Future Online
Wednesday 14 February 18:15–18:45 Info Session | Introduction to Apprenticeships Online
Saturday 17 February 10:00–13:00 Midway Event University of Surrey
Tuesday 20 February 18:15–18:45 Part 3 Session | Trying Something New Online
Wednesday 28 February 18:15–18:45 Info Session | Managing Your Money Online
Tuesday 5 March 18:15–18:45 Part 4 Session | Being Your Own Ambassador Online
Wednesday 6 March 18:15–18:45 Info Session | Wellbeing and Mindfulness Online
Tuesday 12 March 18:15–18:45 Part 5 Session | Reflecting Together Online
Wednesday 13 March 18:15–18:45 Info Session | Taking the Next Steps Online
Saturday 16 March 10:00–13:00 Celebration Event University of Surrey

Students are eligible if they meet one (or more) of the following criteria:

  • They live in an IMD Decile 1 or 2 postcode* They live in a POLAR4 Quintile 1 postcode**
  • They have received Free School Meals within the last 6 years
  • They are a young carer
  • They have experience of living within care
  • They are a forced migrant (e.g. a refugee or an asylum seeing young person)
  • They are from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showperson or Boater community
  • They have a disability or long-term health condition


*Indices of Multiple Deprivation are commonly used datasets to classify the relative deprivation within smaller areas of the UK. You can find an IMD lookup tool on our website under the Surrey
Scholars tab.
**POLAR4 classifies the progression rate of young people in higher education within local areas across the UK. You can find a POLAR4 lookup tool on our website under the Surrey Scholars tab.

To apply for the programme, please complete our online Surrey Scholars application form.

For any queries about the programme, please contact our team at