Supporting schools can help transform lives

Our entrepreneurial approach to teaching and learning supports young people’s development of essential skills and attributes for life and work, which complement and underpin academic attainment, and prepare them for success in adult life.

Your support can help us seek out more innovative solutions to help young people leave school primed to succeed.

We support schools in areas where the outcomes students leave education with, their opportunities and the prospects are most limited. Across England 4,500 students attending Aldridge sponsored schools at primary, secondary and sixth-form level.

Our entrepreneurial approach is proven to re-engage students who’s previous experiences of education may not have been positive, and accelerate their academic success. For example, our first sponsored school – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy – bought 6th form education back to the town and is now in the top 10% of sixth forms in the country. 2018 saw a record-breaking performance at sixth form level with  57% of grades achieved were A*-B or equivalent, well above national figures, and every student passing in every subject. The vast majority of students who applied to go to university secured their places, including three students who secured places at Oxford University.

Read what the Independent had to say about our impact in Darwen.

Unique facilities such as Aldridge Creates stimulate genuine new businesses and social projects in schools run by both students and young members of their local communities. UTC@MediaCityUK, Salford, works with some of the most prestigious names in the digital and media industry to revolutionise the way young people develop crucial skills and pathways to jobs, and features a Creates space stimulating young businesses.

Aldridge Education schools work closely with a wide range of partners from businesses, local authorities, charities, schools and colleges, universities and sports organisations to increase the opportunities and life-experiences available to our students. We are being approached to help more primary and secondary schools and are always keen to talk to potential partners who can help us transform the lives of students and the communities they live in.

To find out more about supporting the innovative work of Aldridge Education, and help more young people leave school life ready, work ready and independent, please contact Alan Brooks.

Students celebrating exam results‘I can’t believe that I’m going to uni! I can’t thank my teachers enough; I will be the first in my family to go to university.’

Saba Ali Shah: Darwen Aldridge Community Academy student

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