At Maricourt we are very proud to work closely with our partners in order to provide opportunities to the students of Maricourt to be inspired for their future career destinations, developing skills and making career links with their learning in school.


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At Elevate EBP we successfully prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work by creating aspirational experiences with local businesses. We successfully prepare people for their future through a variety of high quality work-related and enterprise activities such as employer encounters and experiences of the workplace, work experience, business mentoring, employability workshops/interviews and financial education sessions.






Shaping Futures Online Resources (

Shaping Futures, (part of the Uni Connect Programme) aim to provide all learners, parents and staff of secondary schools and colleges across the Liverpool City region with comprehensive, impartial information, advice and support on all matters relating to Higher Education in one easily accessible place. We aim to reduce the gap in Higher Education participation between the most and least represented groups. Maricourt’s learners, parents and staff can contact us via the ‘Talk to Us’ section of our website or email direct

Racing to School (reg no.1040590) is an education charity that aims to inspire young minds through the provision of free, interactive, and healthy outdoor educational events for pupils, staged both in schools, and at a variety of racing venues. For secondary school students, we also offer to support schools in their careers education provision by raising awareness of the career opportunities racing has to offer. This work engages a range of practitioners to give insight and advice to young people.

The Aintree Beacon Project - a bespoke programme of learning activity.

In early 2015, Racing to School, in partnership with Aintree Racecourse and Equestrian Centre and kindly funded by The Racing Foundation, began a unique pilot scheme called the ‘Aintree Beacon’ programme. The pilot engaged 10 local primary schools and one secondary school to plan and deliver a series of educational activities that used the context of racing and the facilities of the racecourse and the equestrian centre. The programme was designed to offer a fresh learning activity to pupils from Year 5 through to Year 13. The long-term aim was that pupils in Year 5 would have annual engagement with the programme throughout their school life, to not only generate interest and knowledge in racing but also to creating pathways to employment in racing for those wishing to pursue careers in the sport.

Following the success of the initial pilot scheme, further funding was allocated, and the project, now entering its sixth year, engages with Maricourt Catholic High School and four local {feeder} Primary Schools.

CF – Bio – former Champion Lady National Hunt Rider, and Professional Jockey. Combined race riding with role as Assistant {Racehorse} Trainer. Has extensive knowledge of the Horseracing Industry and close affinity with Aintree! - having ridden in the Foxhunters’ Chase {over GN fences} on three occasions, completing course twice and winning on third attempt; rode same horse {Forest Gunner} the following year, 2005 in The Grand National, finishing fifth. {Best result for a female rider at the time.}Now northern region Education Officer for Racing to School {Jan. 2011 to date.}



“Everton in the Community’s Inspires team have been working with the school for over 3 years. They are funded by the Premier League Charity Fund to deliver outreach programmes within schools, all aimed at supporting participants to fulfill their potential. PL Inspires uses the appeal of football to help children and young people aged 11-25 to develop the personal skills and positive attitude to succeed in life. The education programme helps young people who are marginalised or at risk of not reaching their potential; supporting them as they move through the education system and early adulthood. It is a unique initiative that is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and support them using a holistic approach. This has allowed pupils to access opportunities within PSHE, Social Action, Drama Mental Health programmes, lunchtime and after school clubs, Career opportunities and advice, as well as one-to-one support with an EITC mentor. Aside from this, EITC have supported pupils and their families through their Blue Family Campaign during the lockdown period, supplying food parcels, electricity, and gas top-ups, as well as laptops to those pupils who are most vulnerable. EITC will continue to support pupils moving forward to help them realise their potential and stay engaged in education.”