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Aspire Alternative Provision

Shortenills - permanent school provision in nurture settings   

Shortenills and Shortenills Abbey are our schools for students from Year 7 to 11 with social, emotional and/or mental health (SEMH) needs.

We believe that students with these needs can benefit hugely from both nurture and nature. Both sites offer a loving and nurturing environment, with caring staff and complimentary, bespoke systems in place to benefit the students on a daily basis. 


For information on either site, please click on the images below:

 Shortenills - Chalfont St Giles

 Shortenills Abbey - Aylesbury



Click on the image left to read our prospectus and get a sense of who we are and what we do. You can also view our Shortenills Curriculum here

Please note that the Shortenills schools are only for students with Educational Health and Care Plans for SEMH difficulties. All students come through the Local Authority by having Aspire Shortenills/Shortenills Abbey named on their plan. We are unable to accept referrals direct to Aspire. 






Please click here for the Shortenills Uniform Statement.