Aspirations is a unique organisation. 

  • The Trust was incorporated more than 10 years’ ago and opened its first two schools, both sponsor-led, in September 2012. 
  • It is the only MAT with values based on the extensive Aspirations Framework research led by Dr Russell J. Quaglia. 

Aspirations has a long history of striving for excellence in its 16 academy schools in Southern England. Today we educate more than 9,000 young people from ages 2 to 18. 

“Aspirations is the ability to dream and set goals for the future while being inspired in the present to reach those dreams”

More about the Founders 

Steve and Paula Kenning both spent many years leading outstanding secondary schools as Headteachers. Between them, Steve and Paula have 21 years of experience as Headteachers and have worked in a number of schools across southern and central England. 

Dr Russ Quaglia has almost 40 years leading Voice and Aspirations work. The Quaglia Institute is committed to making a difference globally – putting into practice the conditions that foster everyone’s voice and aspirations in learning communities around the world.

Aspirations History 

In 2022 Aspirations Academies Trust was 10-years-old. Click HERE for further details about our history. 




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