Thank you for your interest in Ambitious College. We are a new, exciting day college in London for young people with autism and complex needs. I am enormously proud to be the College’s first Principal.
It’s difficult to imagine that as I write these words fewer than one in four young people with autism are accessing any form of education beyond school. Not because they lack the ability or desire to learn; but because they are being held back by a system that lacks the knowledge and expertise to support them. Simply put, this is not good enough. At Ambitious College we think everyone is entitled to lead a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life; and this includes young people with autism.
Our learners are at the heart of everything we do, their curriculum is highly personalised to help them achieve their goals. It is delivered by our very skilled and friendly staff. We offer lots of opportunities to learn in the community through a range of partnerships with local employers, services and our mainstream college partners.
You’ll find us on the Grahame Park Campus of Barnet and Southgate College and at the Southall Campus of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.
As our name suggests, we are ambitious for our learners. We are a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about our work in supporting young learners to live ordinary lives in their home community. We know that with the right opportunity and support they can achieve great things.
I really do hope you choose Ambitious College and look forward to working with you in the very near future.
We continue our appeal to raise £4.4 million to be able to open permanent locations for Ambitious College in September 2016.
Viv Berkeley - Principal, Ambitious College