HeppSY+ is part of a national programme funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support young people most at risk of missing out on higher education. It stands for Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus.
HeppSY+ builds on the work of the existing Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp) involving Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the South Yorkshire colleges of further education.
Their remit is to work with young people from Year 9 who live in 45 target wards designated by HEFCE. The evidence shows that higher education participation of young people in these areas is both low and much lower than expected based on GCSE-level attainment.
The Heppsy Mobile Classroom Bus is designed to visit schools in the region and take the choices to the students, the overall provision of the bus is via Heppsy with logistical and project support through Bauer Academy and Roadshow Promotions through their Inspire Engage partnership
The bus is initially booked for 100 operational days between October 2017 – April 2018