Welcome to ACE website

ACE is now fully open to all students and we are glad to welcome you all back.

Onsite Covid testing is available to all students every Monday and Thursday up to Easter and we do recommend that you take part and help us to help keep everyone safe.

For parent / carers that would prefer, we can also supply home testing kits; please contact us to request these.

(Info on the ACE online learning offer is still available under the Parents and Students menu.)


We have (From Monday 12th April) moved back to a full ACE day with students due to arrive at 9.30am and remain onsite until 2.30pm, accessing 5 lessons per day.

Covid measures remain in place at ACE, including the wearing of face coverings at all times, including inside classrooms and we thank you for your support.  These measures will be reviewed again at the May Half term or  when the Gov’t reviews is national advice to schools.


Year 11 students have received their individual timetables and are working towards finishing off practical assessments and getting the evidence together to support teacher assessments.  They are also busy with college and training provider applications and don’t forget, we have a team of staff here to help you with this process.

PACE is now back in operation on site and students are once again moving through to ACE.  Thank you for all your hard work during the online weeks!


Launch of the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign

Please follow the links under the ‘Links to supporting Groups’ tab for more info or click the link below

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign


Great news!

With schools reopening, one of our students has been able to take up his place back in a new school full time and sent the ACE team a lovely message.  Well done to him for all his hard work and thank you for your kind message.

Thank you to every staff/teacher you guys are actually awesome. I’m so excited to have a fresh new start. I really appreciate it that you guys helped me all this way. All the staff and teachers are all so kind and helpful. You all are astounding. Today was my first day of school and met a few people and made friends there really kind and smart. My first day was amazing! Thank you all again. 


Easter break and training day

The Easter holiday runs from Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April.  ACE is closed on Monday 12th April for staff training with students due back on the Tuesday.  Any student attending provision on Monday 12th can still attend.

Reminder: FSM vouchers are not being provided by the DfE but provision is being made by Luton Borough Council for eligible families and we will be in touch with you at the end of term.

The CYCD are running some April activities for students aged 11-18, please click on the link  for more information. 

CYCD Easter Holiday Scheme


ACE and General Covid Precautions

ACE is constantly reviewing the advice from the DfE, Public Health England and from the Luton Public Health Team.

Current Covid precautions include but are not limited to:

  • the offer of on site twice weekly Covid testing for all staff and for all students (subject to parental consent)
  • hiring additional teaching staff to provide cover for absent staff and help support smaller teaching groups without having to bring temporary day agency staff into the building
  • employing an additional day time cleaner to provide constant cleaning of high risk areas (door handles, light switches, stair bannisters, toilets’ etc)
  • later start day so students do not need to use public transport during peak hours
  • daily health checks for all staff and students on arrival
  • ACE start and end times avoid timings of neighbouring schools
  • temporary suspension of ACE and School dual registered students
  • the reduction in the number of alternative provisions being used
  • provisions that are being used, have ACE only capacity
  • limits on class sizes and numbers in rooms
  • use of a one-way system around the ACE building
  • wearing of face masks in lesson changes, stairwells and in all communal areas
  • social distancing signs and reminders
  • provision of hand sanitisers at every classroom and in all communal spaces
  • only having essential visitors to the ACE site
  • moving all meetings online wherever possible

In the summer term we launched our new ACE Achiever Newsletter and 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.  Please use the links below to read

ACE Achiever Edition 1

ACE Achiever Edition 2

ACE Achiever Edition 3

ACE Achiever  Edition 4

In addition, please click here for information on our summer 2020 Exam season and results.  Our congratulations to all our students who did so well during such a difficult and challenging time and thanks to the parents, carers and families that we providing important behind the scenes help.  Well done.

ACE Summer 2020 Exams

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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ACE reopens to pupils on Tuesday 13th April. Monday 12th April is an inset day, staff will be on-site so please give us a call if you have any questions or enquiries.We hope you enjoy the last few days of the holidays and look forward to seeing you next week. ☀️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Autumn term 2021 is now finished and we have to say it has been another strange one! We want to say a big well done to all pupils who have returned after the latest lockdown and coMe back to ACE with a positive attitude and ready to learn, we know it has not been easy and we appreciate your effort. We are looking forward to the summer term 2021 and wanted to share with you some changes and reminders.We are extending our times and adding in an additional lesson, all our key stage 3 pupils (year 7, 8 and 9) and year 10 will now be due in 9.30am to 2.30pm (1pm on Fridays). Our year 11s will continue to attend their targeted assessment sessions to finish work towards their qualifications. Teacher assessments are due just after June half term so we need to see all year 11s attending and engaging in these sessions, so they achieve the results they deserve- we do not have long left!We are pleased to share that have some new courses starting next term- business, health and social care, childcare and uniform services. We now also have our new gym and sports classroom open and ready to use. ACE is currently having a make over, we have the new PACE area which should be ready to open next half term, we will have a new reception area, a conference area and all rooms will be getting a fresh coat of paint!Keeping every one safe and healthy is our priority. We will still have our Covid 19 guidelines in place next term, pupils must wear face coverings, keep a distance where possible and regulatory wash and sanitise their hands. Home lateral flow tests are still available, we encourage all pupils to take a test regularly. Please notify the centre if pupils, family members or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive or shows symptoms. Pupils are not to attend if they or a member of their household have symptoms of Covid 19 or tests positive, they must follow the government guidelines on isolation.Monday 12th April ACE is closed to pupils as we have an inset day, if you child attends school or another provision they will notify you if they are open.We want to wish all our pupils, staff and colleagues a restful, healthy and fun Eater break. We look forward to seeing you in the new term. ... See MoreSee Less
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