Aldridge Foundation

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The Aldridge Foundation is an educational charity which focusses on creating social change and community regeneration opportunities through enterprise and entrepreneurship to help young people to reach their potential and improve their communities. It is based in London.

The Aldridge Foundation was registered as a charity in 2006 by Sir Rod Aldridge, after he retired from the business he founded, Capita.[1] Over 10 years it developed a family of sponsored academy schools in England. In 2016 it established Aldridge Education, a Multi-Academy Trust, which is the body now responsible for Aldridge schools, which educate students from primary to secondary and sixth form level. All of the schools are non-selective. The Trust is also a co-sponsor of two University Technical Colleges, which have university and employer lead sponsors.[2]

All Aldridge schools are regularly inspected by Ofsted.[3] Alongside this, the Aldridge Foundation have also developed their own 'Quality Framework' which is used to support performance improvement.[4]

In 2015, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy was named the Lancashire Telegraph's Secondary School of the Year[5] and in the same year was one of twelve schools from across Europe which won the Entrepreneurial School of the Year Award.[6]

Aldridge Education schools[edit]

University Technical Colleges[edit]


  1. ^ Benjamin, Alison (4 August 2009). "The can-do crusader – interview with Rod Aldridge". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Aldridge Education". Department for Education. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Ofsted says "good" – students say "fantastic"!". Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio.
  4. ^ "Educational approach". Aldridge Foundation.
  5. ^ "SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR: School breaking down barriers for its pupils". Lancashire Telegraph. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ Brawn, Stephanie (12 September 2015). "Darwen school scoops award for being top entrepreneurial facility in Europe". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Darwen Aldridge Community Academy". Aldridge Education.
  8. ^ "Brighton Aldridge Community Academy". Aldridge Education.
  9. ^ "Portslade Aldridge Community Academy". Aldridge Education.
  10. ^ "Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio School". Aldridge Education.
  11. ^ "Kensington Aldridge Academy". Aldridge Education.
  12. ^ "Darwen Vale High School". Aldridge Education.
  13. ^ "Sudell Primary School". Aldridge Education.
  14. ^ "Duke's Aldridge Academy". Aldridge Education.
  15. ^ "UTC@MediaCityUK". Baker Dearing Trust.
  16. ^ "UTC@harbourside". Baker Dearing Trust.

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