Aspirations Academies Trust
Aspirations is a successful and rapidly growing sponsor of primary and secondary academies in southern England and is committed to raising students’ aspirations so that all young people reach their fullest potential and achieve the success they want for themselves in an ever changing world. We educate over 7,000 young people from ages 4 to 18.
Our academies are located within three geographical regions, or districts: West London, South Coast (Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset) and Banbury (Oxfordshire). We operate primary, junior, secondary and studio schools and one post-16 college.
In 2020, we will open two all-through academies in partnership with Ian Livingstone OBE, a pioneer in the UK games industry and the Government’s Creative Industries Champion.
The vision of Aspirations is that there is equality of opportunity for all and a recognition that as well as knowledge, students need to develop their ability and skills to apply and repurpose knowledge in order to survive in a rapidly changing world. In applying knowledge to real-world contexts and allowing young learners to take the lead in using this knowledge to find solutions and answers, learning is deepened. The ability to dream about the future while being inspired in the present to reach those dreams is paramount for all Aspirations learners.
‘NO LIMITS’ curriculum framework
The ‘NO LIMITS’ curriculum framework is based around INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT alongside the expectation that the curriculum in each academy additionally values ingenuity, creativity and risk-taking. Accelerated progress will come through the development of CORE and APPLIED learning whereby individual subject and trans discipline learning will unify knowledge, skill development and application. The drivers for change are encompassed in the Guiding Principles of Self – Worth, Engagement and Purpose. Our children need to be engaged in their learning, understand the purpose and subsequently have a high level of self-worth that will be resilient throughout their school life and beyond.
The Aspirations Academies Trust considers that its beliefs and principles are applicable and effective with students from age 3 to 18. Each stage of a child’s education is extremely important ‐ pre‐school, primary and secondary ‐ and should, where possible be coherent across the phases of education in the practice of developing the principles, beliefs and aims of Aspirations . For this reason, we support primary, secondary and, where possible, all through (Ages 3‐18) academies.
At whatever stage a child joins an Aspirations Academy, the aim is to provide each individual child with the best possible life chance. This is done through the achievement of the highest level of qualifications, the development of skills essential to success in an interconnected and highly competitive world, as well as encouraging the highest aspirations, expecting every student to gain a place at university or enter skilled employment.
The Aspirations Academies Trust,
World Business Centre 3,
Tel: 0208 6223805