A Fully Inclusive Alternative Provision Free School

A Fully Inclusive, Alternative Provision Free School

Character education based and fully inclusive, Aspire Academy will stand as a beacon of excellence in securing successful reintegration for its students.


We firmly believe that if young people feel valued and safe and that their teachers and mentors have their best interests at heart, then they will commit themselves; they will work harder; suffer fewer distractions; become more motivated and achieve more. 

Research shows that pursuing a character-driven approach to education, based on a firm set of values, is the lever that produces such an ethos. (School Psychology Quarterly 2008)


Our experience of working with the most vulnerable and challenging children and young people in mainstream provision settings over many years has been that they will achieve, mature and become responsible young citizens given:

  • Clear structures and boundaries within an ethos of high expectations and no excuses.
  • Extensive personalised character development programmes based on the Great Schools award-winning character education programme.
  • High-quality teaching and learning focussed on identified needs.
  • structured family support.