We believe that education should be stimulating, enriching and enjoyable.
That strong schools achieve this through creating the right environment for high-quality learning, having strong, broad and relevant curricula; by having clear boundaries, building excellent relationships and working to close gaps for every learner.
We believe that a great education empowers people, both children and adults, because it offers them genuine choice for their future decisions. And helps them to appreciate the value of learning throughout their lives.
Now more than ever, in the light of Covid-19, our young people need an education which equips them to navigate a turbulent, fast-changing world. They need agility and resilience. And our most vulnerable or disadvantaged learners will be those who are most in need.
The Aldridge Ambitions
To turn our vision into reality, we focus on five Aldridge Ambitions.
Making education fair by giving extra and different to those who would normally be at a disadvantage - so that every learner we work with can be successful.
Great schooling leads to great learning. And great learning leads to genuine choice and high-quality destinations, setting learners up for the good life they choose for themselves.
Closing gaps helps us to be organisationally and individually smarter; it brings stronger outcomes and it therefore helps us to achieve our mission.
Benefitting our communities
We exist to take opportunities to do work that is beneficial to our local communities – not only for our students but also for those who live and work in our neighbourhoods.
& the world of work
We want our students to know more and be able to do more with what they know. To make an impact because they are able to use their knowledge to be beneficial.