ALET is a family of schools united by a mission to Transform Lives Through Learning by delivering excellent teaching and learning for our students; continuous improvement and personal development for our staff; and a collaborative, supportive and ambitious environment for all. We are passionate about the value of working collaboratively, through our shared Learning Philosophy, for the good of all of our pupils, as well as enabling leaders and governors to shape the right provision for their own local community by providing exciting and innovative education for young people by looking at how we learn as well as what
we learn.

The Trust is currently made up of six schools – two comprehensive schools and four University Technical Colleges (UTCs), and is run with the support of a number of industry and academic partners.

Jo Harper

CEO, Activate Learning Education Trust

Our schools


Transforming Lives Through Learning


To Transform Lives Through Learning by igniting confidence, expanding opportunities, energising the community and generating prosperity. Through our Learning Philosophy and core values of empowerment, enterprise, connectedness and transformation, we provide our students and staff with a safe and supportive environment in which to thrive.


Empowerment, enterprise, connectedness and transformation


Our approach to teaching and learning is driven by a distinctive and award-winning Learning Philosophy, based on neuroscience.




  • March 2022: Theale Green School voted School of the Year in recognition of its remarkable turnaround at the Pride of Reading awards.
  • May 2022: Theale Green School achieved a Good OFSTED rating for the first time in many years
  • September 2022: UTC Oxfordshire launches a new Sports Science qualification available for Year 10 & 11 to study – the only school in the area to do so.
  • October 2022 Theale Green School achieved the Platinum Sports Award from the Youth Sports Trust in recognition of its commitment to PE. The school won the award again in 2023.
  • January 2023 UTC Reading achieved the Gold Careers Mark – the highest grade possible – in recognition of the high and continuous standard of its careers education. 
  • March 2023 UTC Heathrow achieved a Good OFSTED rating for the first time since the school was created
  • March 2023 The Digital Futures Programme, which originated at UTC Heathrow but now runs across all our UTCs, achieved its third global award. Read more about this initiative here.
  • March 2023 UTC Swindon welcomed the ‘driving force’ behind the UTC movement, Lord Baker, in to see the school’s excellent facilities and student-built kit car.
  • July 2023: UTC Reading won Best Cadet Experience Award from the The Ulysses Trust in recognition of its Combined Cadet Force (CCF) expedition, which saw a crew of cadets field a sailing team and enter the Round the Island race.
  • August 2023: The Bicester School celebrated its best ever A Level and vocational results, a year-on-year upward trend for four years.



ALET is formed and The Bicester School joins our Trust


UTC Reading, UTC Oxfordshire and UTC Swindon join our Trust


Theale Green School and UTC Heathrow join our Trust