Aldridge Education | DAES


The Studio is a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, which locally also includes Darwen Aldridge Community AcademyDarwen Vale High School and Sudell Primary School. Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.

Our vision is that every student at an Aldridge school will achieve academically beyond initial personal expectations and prior attainment. Their learning and experiences in education will give them a wide perspective on the opportunities open to them and they will develop the practical skills to access every opportunity they want in life. Aldridge Education was established as a national multi-academy trust by the Aldridge Foundation in 2016, taking over responsibility from the Foundation for its family of non-selective academy schools and colleges. Our shared belief is that by introducing young people to, and helping develop in them, the core attributes of entrepreneurship, we can provide context and relevance to their learning, fostering creativity, passion, determination, risk taking, problem solving and teamwork. These characteristics help our students achieve in their education and acquire further vital skills for adult life.

For more information about Aldridge Education please visit their website, and to view the Trust’s statutory information including their Instruments and Articles of Government, Annual Members’ Report, Audited Financial Statement and their Accounts, please visit here. To contact the Trust please click here.

Aldridge Education

3rd Floor

8 City Rd




Telephone: 0207 297 0340  


North West Regional Office

c/o Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Sudell Road




You can see more about the work of the Aldridge Foundation, the charity established by Sir Rod Aldridge, on this video.

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