The Next Step Foundation, initially founded by Bonas Macfarlane in 2016 has supported high ability students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain places at the UK’s most selective universities with astonishing rates of success.
Partnering with schools and multi-academy trusts from across the country, NSF provides a 10-month online university preparation programme to young people to help them fulfil their potential which has been carefully designed and curated by experts, and built on decades of experience through Bonas MacFarlane Tutors and our broader network.
NSF provides resource where schools cannot, through individual support, adding challenge and truly stretching thier scholars to the best of their abilities.
The last four cohorts have a 32% Oxbridge acceptance rate or higher which rivals Eton College with 33%.
United World Schools
Our company recently funded the entire building of a school in Cambodia via our chosen charity, United World Schools. The village is in the province of Mondulkiri, Northern Cambodia and is one of the most remote they have ever built.
Now in its second year, UWS Norng Bou School currently has 157 children on the roll.
Like many schools in the state sector, St Cuthbert’s with St Matthias has been severely affected by recent government funding cuts. Bonas MacFarlane has established a partnership with St Cuthbert’s to support children across the age range. Our tutors help staff a Homework Club as well as working with the school’s high achievers to enable them to realise their potential.
The Chair of Governors described this help as “invaluable, especially when so many of our parents are new to the system in this country.”
University Training Programmes
For a number of years, we have partnered with the Yessimov Foundation to provide full time specialist teacher training and undergraduate English language training at two universities in Kazakhstan.
Charles Bonas founded and is a trustee of the charity Foundation K, which provides access to high quality education for talented children. The Foundation has developed a special Young Leaders Programme to nurture the leadership potential and to open doors into the world of international private schooling for children with exceptional abilities.