Aldridge Education

We are sponsored by the Aldridge Education, an educational charity and award winning sponsor of entrepreneurial schools and colleges in the North West and across England. Their first school, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, was recently named East Lancashire’s Secondary School of the Year. The Foundation was founded by Sir Rod Aldridge OBE to help young people to reach their potential and improve their communities.

Their non-selective community schools and colleges share a strong focus on developing the entrepreneurial mind-set that gives young people the life skills to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve. More information about the Foundation can be found at

“The UTC provides outstanding opportunities for young people to develop skills in digital content, an area of huge opportunity in many business sectors. They also build the entrepreneurial qualities, such as problem-solving, risk-taking and teamwork, that will equip them to succeed in business and in whatever else they want to achieve.

The leading edge technology and teaching by industry experts will give our students the skills and qualifications to access exciting careers.”

Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
Aldridge Foundation