Aspire AP School

An Alternative Provision Independent School.

Creating Opportunity

We are committed to ensuring the school is a place where pupils are exposed to a range of opportunities including games, cooking, outdoor activities, day trips and even overseas travel to majority world contexts.

Welcome to Aspire AP Schools

We are a family of two Alternative Provision Independent Schools , assisting children aged 11 to 16 who have reached a crisis point in their academic experience due to behaviour which may communicate a deeper underlying need. At Aspire, our commitment to supporting the young people who walk through our doors is underpinned by a desire to meet their distinct social, emotional, and educational needs

School isn’t easy for everyone. That’s why at Aspire, one of our key aims is to help our pupils ‘learn how to learn’. We desire to inspire our young people with hope for their unique futures, propelling them to thrive in their education.

Although Aspire is just one point in their schooling journey, our desire is to re-engagee all of our pupils with learning, so that aspiration remains integral to their future.

Our dedication to the young people we support is driven by our Christian ethos as we care for our pupils, our hope is that they too will appreciate the value of love, kindness and mercy shown to others – and will continue to demonstrate these qualities in their relationships at school and beyond.

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Aspire AP School Calender

  • Autumn 2023
    4th September 2023
    Term Starts

    *October Half Term Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 3rd November 2023

    22nd December 2023
    Term Ends
    Spring term 2024
    8th Jan 2024
    Term Starts

    *February Half Term 12th Feb 2024 to 16th February 2024

    22nd March 2024
    Term Ends
    Summer term 2024
    8th April 2024
    Term Starts

    *Whitsun Half Term 27th May 2024 to 31st May 2024

    22nd July 2024
    Term Ends
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Ofsted Inspections

Aspire AP School is registered with the Department of Education as an independent school and is subject to Ofsted inspections under the Education Inspection Framework. In our most recent inspection in May 2022. Ofsted rated us as a GOOD school once again!

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Our Vision

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    To address young people's social, emotional, and learning requirements while encouraging self-efficacy.
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    To engage young people in learning and higher-quality thinking so that they can think more skillfully than they would otherwise.
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    To allow young people to manage their emotions, communicate with others effectively, and eventually regulate and boost their own learning. Assist in reintegration into a mainstream school or onto further education or employment.

Our Values

Providing Support:

We are committed to providing the wrap around support that our young people and their families need. We want to enable pupils to overcome any barriers which may be hindering their education – and these obstacles often lie beyond the school gates.

Building Resilience:

We are committed to equipping our young people with the principles and life skills which will enable them to progress, despite the challenges which they may already have faced in life..

Creating Opportunity:

We are committed to ensuring the school is a place where pupils are given extensive extra-curricular opportunities such as games, cooking, outdoor activities, day trips and even overseas travel so as to expand their exposure.

Enabling Achievement:

We are committed to ensuring that our pupils progress following their baseline assessment, particularly in core subjects. We want to ensure that they are well prepared to succeed in examinations and are able to move on seamlessly to their next chapter in life, whether that be education, training or employment..


What they say


The curriculum is well planned and sequenced. Teachers use appropriate assessments to find out what pupils know and can do. Teachers then map out the knowledge and skills that pupils need to learn over time. Teachers have the appropriate knowledge for the subjects that they teach. As a result, pupils are well prepared for their next stage in education or training.


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