Engagement, Education, Prevention and Reintegration

AQA Unit Award Scheme Registered Centre - Enabling Students To Progress To The Next Stage In Their Lives

About Us

Our aim is to engage young people by utilising our stunning countryside & facilities.

Ad Astra is leading the way in alternative education in and around the North of England.

We draw on the knowledge and experience of our staff who have created a unique learning environment that we can tailor to suit the needs of the most demanding young people.


   Alternative Education

Ad Astra provides a bespoke way of educating students aged 11-25. We work with a range of abilities and we ensure all students are taught in a way that suits them, whether that be 1 to 1 teaching or working in groups


We have regular reviews with parents/carers and teachers to make sure student needs are being met.


As a school, you may be able to use the Pupil Premium funding to access our provision.



We are always here to offer helpful, friendly advice and to mediate families when things get a little tough.


We work alongside the schools, local authorities and the police.


If you need to speak with us please call on 01904 449846





Recognising Achievement

Natural England and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We have been working in partnership with Natural England since 2014, operating on over 2200 acres of the highest quality National Nature Reserve land.


This allows us to teach skills such as Wildlife Management, Habitat Creation, Wildlife Care and Monitoring, Construction, Mechanics, Waterways Management, Woodland Management and more

AQA Registered Centre 

We have recently become an AQA Registered Centre, meaning we can formally offer our students the opportunity to have their bespoke learning packages recognised in the form of a certified unit award scheme. (UAS)


Through our bespoke teaching, all our students can build a record of achievement, increasing their potential and confidence in their learning. We are also able to expand and customise units to our student's individual learning interests and needs.


Some of the activities available to our students

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