Who we are

Social mobility is arguably the most important and challenging issue facing British society today. One impact of this is that too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with a passion for technology are left with huge untapped potential. Many don't go on to study technology subjects at A level or university, and don't pursue it as a career option, despite it having the power to transform their career and their prospects. We are uniquely positioned to bring together schools, industry and third sector partners to deliver transformative change.

What we do

Altitude Foundation enables young people with untapped potential to pursue their passion for technology, get their first job, and inspire others to do the same. We provide the finances, social capital, opportunities and supportive relationships needed to prepare for and succeed in tertiary education. Our programmes have been reviewed to respond to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on young people's education.

Altitude 1600

Age 14-16

For young people in Years 9-11, we run Altitude 1600, focusing on developing your programming and digital skills.

Discover 1600

Altitude 1800

Age 16-18

For years 12-13, we run Altitude 1800, making sure you have access to the information and experiences you need to make informed decisions about future pathways into tech and digital.

Discover 1800

Altitude 2100

Age 18-21+

For those undertaking a computing degree in the North East, Altitude 2100 provides you with the opportunity to develop the practical and professional skills needed to get a job in the tech industry.

Discover 2100

Our Funders

Scott Logic

Get in touch

Altitude Foundation
6th Floor, The Lumen
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne


+44 191 345 4420