Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Due to the changing situation with COVID-19 we have decided to cancel events with schools and school children until 30 May 2020. Since we won’t be carrying out face to face teaching we would not be able to guarantee having sufficient student mentors to supervise our face-to-face programmes. Our first priority is the well-being of our staff, students and visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the programme manager / Imperial visitor if you have any questions or concerns and check the website for updated information.


Imperial Sutton Scholars was a brand new two-and-a-half year programme for high-attaining KS3 students that launched in spring 2017 and is in it's final year.

The programme aims to inspire students to study STEM subjects by learning about coding, programming and the application of these skills in the sciences and engineering.

What the programme involved

Year 1

Students take part in:

  • a launch event
  • student/parent coding challenge
  • a summer challenge activity day 

Year 2

During their second year (Year 8), we introduce students to new technology over a series of six on-campus days. These are designed to advance and refine their programming skills.

They have the chance to demonstrate the skills they have gained during the Grand Summer Challenge at the end of the year. 

Year 3

The final year (Year 9) starts with a weekend residential at our South Kensington Campus.

Further campus days follow throughout the 2018–19 academic year to support the students' continued advancement of coding knowledge and skills and to inspire them into further STEM studies.

Who took part?

60 Year 7 students from participating schools embarked on the programme in spring 2017. 

The students were all from eligible secondary state schools in Greater London. Eligibility is based on a range of factors, including:

  • having relatively low levels of GCSE attainment and progression to university
  • relatively high levels of deprivation

Any questions?

Please email the Imperial Sutton Scholars team.