In this paper it examines the opinions of 38 high-achieving young people who spent at least a year in residential or foster care on what they think are the best ways to enhance the educational experience of looked after children. This study focused on a subsample of participants selected on the basis of their attainment of A-level passes or the equivalent. The 38 ex-care people who were selected to attend an interview and asked questions on their family, care, school, higher education and career experiences, and all were asked on their personal advice and recommendations on how social work and care practice could be improved, to help enhance the educational experiences of children in care. All respondents were asked, ‘what they felt should be done to improve children’s in care to do well in school?’ Nearly all 38 people stressed the importance of ‘normalisation’ in children’s day-to-day lives. Also found from the sample that; the importance for a child to receive positive encouragement from significant others, lack of encouragement by residential staff and many foster careers, the importance of having a good relationship with their social worker, attending school regularly and the importance of continuity, they stressed the need to overcome negative stereotypes of looked-after children, startling lack of practical resources in children’s residential homes, school support and encouragement for higher education, and about having someone who they trusted and could speak to with problems or just when they are feeling down.