The Parallel Learning Trust was born from a philosophy that all children respond to high quality teaching and learning environments, whether they be mainstream, alternative or special settings.

The Trust is committed to transforming lives for all pupils. Currently we have seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for those children with social, emotional or mental health needs.



We strive to break barriers and build bridges.



To ensure those groups historically excluded by deprivation or additional need achieve or exceed their potential.


Our Mission Statement

We aim to raise aspirations of the whole community by building cultures of ambition. We expose members to opportunities, taking people outside of their comfort zones and providing high quality resources in a supportive yet challenging environment. We strive to ensure everyone progresses to be more creative, independent and committed to life-long learning and make a positive contribution to society. We prepare people for a life without limits.