Welcome to the ACE website and (please click below) our new ACE Achiever newsletter.  We hope this provides an interesting read and allows us to share with you what’s going on in ACE, our plans for moving ahead and to share the many successes stories from our students and staff.

ACE Achiever Edition 1

ACE Achiever Edition 2

ACE Achiever Edition 3

ACE Achiever  Edition 4


ACE Summer Closure and plans for September

ACE will close for the summer break on Friday 17th July

ACE re-opens for staff on Tuesday 1st September and ACE will re-open for all students, in all year groups from Monday 7th September, 10 am to 2.15 pm.

Following Gov’t Guidelines, ACE is making changes to students provisions to ensure that were possible, students only attend one provision per week.  This will help reduce the risks of infections and allow us to better manage a full time return for all students.

For some students this will mean a change in their current timetable and we will send details to parents as soon as plans are confirmed at the start of September.  Students attending school and ACE are likely to start back just with their school placement.

All parents will receive more detailed advice at the start of September and students will be sent their new timetables to cover the first month back.  Plans will continue to change depending on the Corona Health Status within Luton / the country at the time.

Please note, from September 7th all students are expected to return (unless ill or have been advised to quarantine) and normal registration and absence procedures will restart

A copy of the letter that has been posted home to all parents with the er break and September return arrangements, can be found here.

End of Year letter to parents


Exam Results for Yr 11 students

Results will be published on Thursday 20th August and results will be emailed and posted home.  Students will not be able to collect results from the school.

Each students results will have two grades per subject; the grade that ACE suggested and the grade the exam board have given after looking at all the available evidence.

For any students unhappy with their result, there will be an appeals process and an opportunity to return to ACE in October and sit an exam to try and improve the grade.  The exact details of this scheme have not been published yet and we will update you on exam result day.

A copy of the letter sent home with results day arrangements can be found here:

Results Day 2020 Letter


Summer Break Activities


National Citizenship Advice Yr 11 Activity Program. Aug 3rd-6th and 10th-13th

Please click here for for details of how to register for this free scheme, direct with NCS

NCS Free Keep Doing Good Programme Details (1)


The Summer of Animation is a cross industry collaborative program, which aims to help 13-18-year olds across the UK who have a passion for creating animation through:

  • A series of video masterclasses showing how to make your own short animated film using free software.
  • Receiving feedback on your short-animated film.
  • A free online animation camp to make a short film as part of a virtual team.
  • A UK-wide competition for the best film made, judged by industry professionals with prizes given by animation & VFX studios.

For more information and to take part, go to summerofanimation.com


U.Dance Digital Festival 2020  17-19 July 2020

A full weekend online celebration of dance this summer. U.Dance Digital 2020 will be a vibrant, insightful mix of dance masterclassescareers talksinformation sessions and watch parties, allowing dancers to take part in, and learn about, a whole range of dance styles and opportunities, all from home and completely free of charge. The age range is 11-19 year olds, or up to 25 for those with a disability.

Artists from some of the leading dance institutions in the country are being programmed to lead sessions, including from Studio Wayne McGregor, The Royal Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Boy Blue Ent, Zoonation, Rambert, Scottish Dance Theatre, Hamilton, The Lion King and many more…

Please see our new website for this event, showing the full calendar of 28 + sessions across the three days. Most sessions will be delivered via Zoom. https://udancedigital.org/


An Interview with Jermaine from Directional: A message for the students of ACE

Podcast of a conversation with Jermaine from Directional


ACE is now open for  Year 10 and 11 students to attend one morning a week for the rest of term.  If you are currently not taking this place but now wish to, please contact ACE (01582 748800) between 10am and 2pm or leave your name / number and we can discuss this with you


The following are free to use, online learning resources, updated every day.  These can be accessed from any internet device and via the BBC i-player app.  These can be used in addition to the ACE set online work and work packs being sent home.

National Oak Academy –  free online learning lessons updated daily covering all  year groups

BBC Bitesize website with daily lessons for all year groups and most subjects

BBC podcasts – some specially linked to school topics and subjects

BBC Live Education. Daily lessons, for all year groups and all subjects

Parent Guide. Accessing BBC and Oak Academy resources


Other useful sources for parents, carers and students

A Parents guide to keeping Children safe on social media apps

Confidential Health Text support service – for details, click here

Barnfield College Virtual Open day. If you missed it, catch up here

Central Beds College Virtual Open Days – more information and register here

Oakland’s College Virtual Open days – watch the videos here

Corona virus-Looking-After-Yourself-Looking-After-your-Children-Luton

Youthscape 6 week Mental Health Activity Challenge


For all ACE students, we will continue to make weekly welfare calls and we will continue to keep you updated via this website, the ACE Facebook page and direct by text.  We thank you for your understanding during this difficult and challenging time and on behalf of the ACE team, we wish your family good health.



Welcome to the website for the Avenue Centre for Education. At ACE we focus on helping students recognise and overcome their personal barriers to successful learning and through a targeted curriculum based on core academic, social, Life and Work Skills, ensure that all students are more able to achieve and realise their potential both as learners and as individuals.

ACE had a full Ofsted Inspection on the 4th and 5th of July 2017. We are delighted that the Ofsted judgments were ‘Good’ in all categories and that the Ofsted report was such a positive document recognising all the hard work and successes of ACE.

We believe that through the ACE personalised approach, students will learn more, feel happier and become more self confident and positive in their attitudes, values and personal choices. At ACE we seek to prepare and equip students for a return to mainstream education or for successful transition onto ongoing education, training or employment.  Every student has their own strengths, interests and aspirations and so their own plausible route into adulthood.


Meet our SLT

Chris Day
Simon Jump
Deputy Headteacher
Ian Campbell
Deputy Headteacher
Sally Ripley
Pupil Progress Manager

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Here we are at the end of one of the strangest school years we have we experienced!

We want to wish all of our pupils, families, staff and colleagues a restful and safe break, we look forward to seeing you in September.

Letters and emails have gone out to explain our plans for next term, please let us know if you have any questions. We reopen to pupils on Monday 7th September and Tuesday 1st September for staff.

We want to give a special mention to our Year 11s, good luck with whatever you choose to do, remember we will always be here to support you.

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