Welcome to the ACE website

We hope you find this website a useful and easy to use resource to get an idea of what ACE is about, how we work and the many successes our students achieve.

We are fully open to all students and are accepting new referrals from Luton schools across all our service strands.


A link to the 2021-22 Academic dates can be found below:

Term dates 2021-2022

The student day is:

ACE:     9.30 am to 2.30pm  (1.30pm on a Friday)

PACE:  10am to 2pm (Mon – Thur)

End of Autumn Term arrangements

The last student day is Friday 17th December, finishing at 1pm

Students start back at ACE on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 9.30am

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 12th January,  ACE will be closed to students for staff training. Students due to attend provision or school, are expected to still attend.

Applying for Free School Meals. 2021-2022

If you think as a family you might be eligible for Free School Meals for this school year, then you need to apply directly to the Luton borough website.

Parents can apply online directly through our website  www.luton.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

or download a paper copy of the application here:  FSM Pupil Premium Form 2021 (1) 

A new application needs to be made very school year, but all children can be covered on the one form, even if they attend different Luton schools.

Any questions need to go straight to the council free school meals team.

Local College Open days for current Yr 11 students

All the local colleges in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Letchworth and St Albans have now published their open days for the rest of this school year.

This is a fantastic opportunity for families and students to visit as many of these colleges as possible and start exploring the choices, options and opportunities that each college offers.  For the dates, please click:   Local Colleges Open Days

To book a in person taster session for any Oaklands College Campus, please click here

Oaklands College Taster Sessions

Advanced notice.

GCSE Results will be published for students on Thursday 25th August 2022.

ACE Summer 2021 Exam Results

The entire ACE team are delighted with the strong set of results achieved by all ACE and Alternative Provision students in what was another difficult and challenging academic year.

All students achieved the results they needed for their ‘next steps’ transition plans and it was great to see so many of you come, collect your results and share your success with us.

The ACE Transition and Careers teams remains available to support you until at least the end of this academic term so please do keep in touch and if you need any support or guidance as you move on to college and training, please do get in touch.

Year 11 online Careers Website and monthly magazine

This website has parent and student sections, offers an insiders view of different employment areas each week and is a good source of information as to all your different options at the end of Year 11 in Employment and Training.  Free to sign up

Click here for Yr 11 Careers Magazine

Local Information and support groups for students and families with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

For details of Luton’s Local Offer of SEND services and support, please click this link   Luton’s Local Offer Website

For details of various Autism support groups, please follow the links below

Families in Luton Autism Group Spring 2022 Meetings

Support with Autism Network Meetings 2022


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

ACE and Covid

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
  • daily health checks for all staff and students on arrival
  • ACE start and end times avoid timings of neighbouring schools
  • ensuring that alternative providers have similar rigorous Covid precautionary measures in place
  • limits on class sizes and numbers in rooms
  • use of a one-way system around the ACE building
  • students may wear of face masks during lesson changes, stairwells and in communal areas if they wish (this is kept under constant revision)
  • social distancing signs and reminders
  • provision of hand sanitisers at every classroom and in all communal spaces
  • restricting the number of visitors to the ACE site
  • moving all meetings online wherever possible


Meet our SLT

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

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1 week ago

ACE Luton
Here is an email sent to all ACE staff today from one of our Duke of Edinburgh pupils who is collecting food for the Food Bank. Such an excellent cause and a well written email. CJ and TR will be volunteering at the food bank warehouse for the next 12 weeks.There are boxes in the ACE reception for anyone that would like to donateWell done CJ and TR ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

ACE Luton
Some photos from our beauty course today. One of our year 11s giving Claudia a fresh set of nails 💅🏻 Top work! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

ACE Luton
Following on from the rise in Covid cases in Luton we will be taking extra precautions to protect our school community. From Monday 15th November we will be asking all staff, pupils and visitors to wear face coverings when in communal areas.We also ask that all pupils take regular lateral flow tests, this can be done on site twice a week, if you prefer to take them at home, we have tests that can be given out.If you have any questions about the above information do not hesitate to contact the centre.We appreciate the support from staff, families, pupils and stake holders when implementing these safety measures.Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

ACE Luton
We’re hiring 🚨🚨🚨 Teaching Assistant for Sport and PE needed 🏀-Hours 35 hours per week-Term time onlyThe role would include working with learners who struggle in a mainstream setting, and working in our Therapeutic Inclusion Unit in small groups. The role offers our learners the opportunity to improve their skills by assisting our teaching staff within the classroom, gym and outside play areas.Some experience in an education setting would be preferred but not essential.For more information or to apply please email lyn@activesupporteducation.co.ukor call 01582 256040.#luton #activesupport #school #learning #hiring #teachers #sport #PE ... See MoreSee Less
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