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ACE Parent Consultation Day
Friday 8th December is the first ACE Parent Consultation Day. Parents and students are invited to tour ACE, speak to their child’s coach and speak to a number of supporting organisations including Luton Careers Service, Luton Sexual Health, total Wellbeing and the Young People’s Sanctuary.
Coaches will be phoning home to reserve a timeslot (about 20 minutes) for parents, with their child to come in, talk to your child’s coach and discuss their timetable, progress, support needs and future goals and aspirations.  W hope to see as many of you attending as possible.


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Advanced Notice:

ACE will be closed to all students on Monday 30th October (1st day back after half term) for staff training. 

Students who would normally attend School or an Alternative Provison on this day, should still attend.


Headteacher’s Welcome

ACE Parents / Carers:

I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the new headteacher for ACE, and I’m very keen to get to know all our pupils, parents, carers and staff.  

From my experience of being in education for 19 years, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. I have worked in Alternative provision and Pupil Referral Units for twelve years, the last 9 as a school leader.  During that time, I have witnessed the transformative impact the right form of education can have on the lives of young people. I and the whole staff team at ACE will be committed to working with our pupils to provide them with the best opportunities for achievement and personal growth.

ACE has a history of strong performance. I am looking forward to learning more about the school so that the changes we make in this new chapter are supported by the whole school community.

As parents and carers, you make an important contribution to your children’s achievements, and I’m excited to build on the relationship between you and the school for everyone’s benefit.

I will be hosting drop-in sessions over the next term, and I look forward to meeting many of you there. These meetings will take place at a number of different times in the day and week in the hope that as many families as possible will have the opportunity to attend.

We will be in touch with the details shortly.

I will also be available at the school entrance before and after school, so please do say hello.

You are also welcome to contact me at ACE on 01582 359370 or

Kind Regards.

Jeremy Dodd


Welcome to ACE

Avenue Centre for Education (ACE) is an inclusive and innovative KS3 and KS4 Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) supporting students in Luton.

ACE has a model of working which is based on the Journey of the Child and commits to personalised, destination-focused contracts of education for all referred students whether they are at risk of exclusion or excluded from mainstream school.

The work at ACE is broadly aimed in providing a curriculum and learning environment that allows students to rebuild their education and successfully return to and sustain, a place in mainstream schools or achieve a post 16 destination of choice. Significant emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families, partner schools, alternative provisions and external professionals, to develop an individual approach for every student which supports their success.

ACE Overview

The Avenue Centre for Education (ACE) provides a wide range of services to secondary age students for and on behalf of the local authority and all Luton’s’ secondary schools.  ACE operates across three main strands:

  • Route Mainstream which provides short term, part time intervention via the PRU and supports / reintegrates students back into a full time school placement.
  • Route 19 which provides a hybrid educational package, with a vocational focus between ACE and ALPS to support students, longer term, outside of mainstream schooling with their personalised onward transition into education, employment and training.
  • Hub Services which provide high quality interventions, many delivered within schools to support students in maintaining current school places and to address specific issues or barriers to learning that may arise.

    Central to ACE’s success as a National Support School is the work of the Pupil Progress Management team, who as well as providing a comprehensive assessment service to identify student’s needs, aspirations and barriers, also oversee the formation of personalised learning packages, co-ordinate the deployment of specific interventions and specialised services and provide a provision tracking and quality assurance process.

    ACE Vision

    ACE Latest News

    The Discovery College prospectus of free courses for summer 2023

    The Discovery College (a funded NHS service) offers FREE workshops to young people between 13 to 18 years old across Beds and Luton across June, July and August.  This Summer Term the workshops will focus on various themes from Personal Growth, Healthy Relationships, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Life Skills to Creativity.
    All our workshops are free and will be done in groups either face to face or online. We welcome carers, relatives, professionals, and friends to join this fantastic opportunity and support young people explore their potential, learn new skills and flourish within their community.
    A copy of the Discovery College prospectus, containing all the information you need, can be downloaded on the link below.
    Discovery College Summer Term 2023 Prospectus


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    ACE finishes for the summer break on Friday 21st June 2023.


    The Autumn term starts for staff on Friday 1st September and students will start back on Tuesday 5th September 2023



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