Steve & Paula Kenning, CEOs of Aspirations Academies


Welcome to Aspirations Academies Trust! Founded in 2011 by former Head Teachers Steve Kenning and Paula Kenning with education pioneer Dr. Russ Quaglia, the Trust aims to use technology and modern pedagogies to give children the knowledge, skills and mindsets to achieve excellence in a fast-changing world.

Rivers Academy West London, Felham

Our vision

Aspirations Academies Trust oversees 16 academies in the south of England, educating more than 9,000 young people from ages 2 to 18. We are committed to providing all students with the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background. We believe that every child has the potential to achieve great things, and we are dedicated to helping them reach their potential. All Aspirations academies combine traditional qualifications with a curriculum rich in power skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

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Oak Hill School, Feltham

Work With Us

As a leading voice in education reform we are committed to using our expertise to help other schools improve and to create a more equitable education system for all children. The Trust is a valuable asset to the communities it serves, and it is making a real difference in the lives of young people.

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Aspirations Academies

We currently have 16 new and innovative schools spread over the south of England, delivering a structured and authentic education to all pupils.

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