Empowering Future Generations
Welcome to the Aldridge Foundation. We are a charity that aims to inspire and equip young people with the skills they need to take control of their futures, to create better academic, work and life pathways, experience greater social mobility and lead productive lives. We achieve that by supporting, funding and developing a range of interlocking programmes in partnership with like-minded organisations.
OUR PURPOSE is to deliver an equal chance at life for all young people to fulfil their potential.
OUR VISION is that by creating better opportunities and inspiring experiences for young people in the communities in which we work, they will be equipped with the enterprise skills and entrepreneurial mindset to positively change their lives and those of their families, contributing to their local communities and wider society.
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. Since then, we have developed a family of sponsored non-selective community academy schools and colleges that have a strong focus on developing enterprise skills and on rapidly improving the quality of education on offer in order to transform the life-chances of young people. In September 2016 we established Aldridge Education as a multi-academy trust which is now responsible for the performance of the schools.
“Education has the power to transform underprivileged communities. Providing an inspiring and enterprising education, which equips students with both qualifications and essential life skills, not only helps young people to realise their potential but also gives hope and aspiration back to communities.”
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE, Founder