Welcome to the Aspire Academy, a 4 -16 year old SEMH special school supporting vulnerable children and young people to achieve their educational potential and live positive fulfilling lives.

For the vast majority of students the traditional school model works well. However, for some of our students a smaller, more intensive setup (sometimes with alternative accreditation) is the best environment for them to make a success of learning. We specialise in providing personalised learning programmes for our students, carefully tailored to meet their individual needs. We always endeavour to approach our work with students in partnership with parents to secure the best possible learning outcomes.

My vision for the school is that it becomes a centre of excellence for developing personalised learning programmes to meet the needs of vulnerable youngsters. I want all of our students to have opportunities similar to those found in large mainstream.

In April 2014 we became an academy and joined the Wellsway Muti Academy Trust and benefit from the strong support of a number of primary and secondary schools. There is strong collaboration between the schools with excellent CPD opportunities for staff.

Aspire Academy benefits from purpose built and newly refurbished buildings, and we are looking to expand the primary provision from September 2019 with a purpose built new block with the financial backing of the DoE and the Local Authority.

Stefan Madzarevic
Interim Principal


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Latest News

  • Walls added

    Foundations are good - walls are being assembled. Exciting stage of the build.

  • Primary foundations completed!

    Very excited to see the foundations completed. The build team have worked incredibly hard and we look as if we are on target ...

  • New Build - Primary

    Work starts Monday 10th June for 3/4 months. Contractors will be accessing the site via Cranmore Place. Any issues please con...

  • BANES School Funding Crisis

    All parents/carers will receive a letter in the post this week

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  • Secondary Food

    A wide array of dishes made this term - pizza, sushi, burgers and cakes.

  • KS3 Climbing

    Climbing Wall holds no fear for our students! KS3 students have been testing themselves this term - notice the staff are not ...