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Developing confident, respectful and successful young people

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Welcome to the Aspire Academy


Aspire Academy is a special school supporting children and young people aged 4 to 19 with SEMH needs 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.


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


Aspire became an academy in April 2014 and is a Futura Learning Partnership school. We 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.


Helen McDicken