Creativity, passion
determination, problem solving
risk taking and team work

A good education gives people skills and qualifications, and it instills confidence, along with preparing young people for the challenges of life. Everyone has the right to expect an exciting, engaging and relevant education, regardless of who they are, or where they live.
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE, Founder

Lives transformed through entrepreneurial education

Welcome to the Aldridge Foundation. We are an educational charity that helps young people to reach their potential and improve their communities, principally through the sponsorship of entrepreneurial academy schools and colleges.

Sir Rod Aldridge launched the Foundation in 2006 after retiring from Capita Plc, the business he set up and which became one of this country’s most successful companies. Our non-selective community schools and colleges have a strong focus on entrepreneurship and on rapidly improving the quality of education on offer in order to transform the life-chances of young people.

The Foundation sponsors schools in different communities across England, with students currently attending Aldridge sponsored institutions at primary, secondary and sixth-form level.

OUR GOAL is that, by the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice.  They will be independent, thriving economically and making a real, positive contribution to their communities.

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Aldridge Foundation awards

Quick links to our schools' & colleges' own websites