Debra Rutley CEO
Welcome to Aspire Schools
We aim to provide amazing educational experiences for children who have not been able to succeed in mainstream schools.
Our students come to us frequently feeling negative about themselves and their life chances, their mainstream school placement having broken down through ill-health, behaviour issues or other difficulties.
Our job is to get them back on track.
Our work matters. Our work changes lives.Head teacher's welcome
- The whole staff team combines warmth and humanity with the highest expectations of pupils' learning and behaviour. Adults show pupils that they can be successful. Little by little, and with great care, staff gain pupils' trust. This plays a significant part in pupils' progress. Ofsted 2022
- 'Our work changes lives'. How many settings can say that? Pupils and students make it clear that they get a great 'deal' in terms of the range and quality of subjects they follow, the wider curricular opportunities and in the high expectations that all staff have of what they are capable of achieving. Their eyes shine as they talk about their work, their plans for the future and their teachers.
- Pupils' personal development is a thread which runs throughout the curriculum and across all Aspire sites. The development of pupils' interests is central to the school's work and helps pupils to reframe how they view themselves.