We develop core hands-on skills to better equip students for future life and the world of work.

* Enterprise Skills

Developed through best practice teaching, business projects and entrepreneurial student-led enterprises, competitions and clubs. 

It was a perceived lack of civic pride in the town of Darwen that inspired 13-year-old students Lana Townsend, Aamna Aslam and Braedan Halliwell’s business idea – Community Kids. Having decided to use their enterprise to remind local residents that there was much to be proud of in the Lancashire town the students took their business to the final Of the national Tycoon In Schools competition.

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy entrepreneurs

* Incubator Work-spaces, Quality Interactions and Placements

Working with business leaders, entrepreneurs and skilled professional and crafts people​.

We are establishing Aldridge Creates – flexible, modern start-up workspaces for young entrepreneurs and members of the community, housed inside schools. Our latest to open will be in Salford’s MediaCityUK.

* Vocational Programmes

To explore and build industry and enterprise skills – construction, sport, digital, media and creative arts.​

We bring schools together with leading sports, arts and commercial organisations to make available expert teaching in top-class facilities to children would otherwise be excluded from opportunities many of their peers can take for granted. A great example is how we are enhancing lives through cricket in Brighton.

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