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Aspire Alternative Provision




Aylesbury Vale Blueprint
Coventon Road
HP19 9JL
01296 387600


Blueprint is our Alternative Provision (AP) school in Aylesbury, catering for permanently excluded students and students at risk of exclusion in the North of Buckinghamshire.

Students come to us for a short period of time while we work with them, their families and their mainstream school, to identify strategies that will help them manage their emotions and be successful at school. Sometimes our assessments indicate that mainstream is not the right place for a student, and in this case, we will work with them, their families and the local authority to help them move into a specialist setting.

Our aim at Blueprint is to help students rediscover a love of learning, to help them learn and use strategies to regulate their emotions and manage their behaviour, and to help them identify and work towards a positive destination for their next steps in education and life. 

Blueprint Leadership

Jake Brindley - Interim Head of School

As our Director of Learning, Jake has excellent experience in leading curriculum in alternative provision as well as special education. His leadership experience started as the Head of KS4 and subsequently the whole of secondary, being responsible for Teaching and Learning across two alternative provision schools. He joined Aspire in January 2022 as the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Lead for Shortenills and in September 2022 became the Head of School for Shortenills. From January 2024, Jake will take on the role of Interim Head of School for Blueprint. He passionately believes in relational practice and that all children, regardless of background, deserve quality first teaching. He is currently working towards his NPQH.
You can contact Jake Brindley on 01296 387600, or via bpoffice@aspireap.org.uk. 

 Natalie Griffiths - Deputy Head of School and SENDCo

​Natalie Griffiths is a Science Teacher, and has experience having led Teaching and Learning at Aspire before moving into her current role of Deputy Head Teacher and SENDCo.
You can contact Natalie on 01296 387600, or via bpoffice@aspireap.org.uk.

Careers lead for Blueprint

You can contact Andrew Burton on 01296 387600, or via bpoffice@aspireap.org.uk.