Lauren Thorpe, Principal, Compass School, London

“City Year is a fantastic charity, which ought to be available to more schools. It provides schools leavers and graduates with the opportunity to work with young people, providing guidance, mentoring and academic support. This helps them to develop their own skills, while also helping young people in schools to achieve their best.

“It is a valuable programme, which benefits everyone involved. City Year UK really has made a huge impact this year, particularly as we are a small school. ”