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Anurah Farrell

“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Sonya Kumar

“If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.”

Emily Little

"I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me."

Nathan Dore

"As a young single father, I wanted more skills to improve my prospects and give my daughters the security they needed."

Rosie Burr

"I'm an acrobatic gymnast and the Academy gave me the confidence and skills to run my own gymnastics business."

Luke Astill-Boardman

"I turned down University to become an Apprentice."

Nick Bannister

"My tutors helped me overcome the disadvantages of having special educational needs whilst at the Academy."

Jane Flowerdew

"I have two children and was made redundant. I always dreamt of starting my own business, but didn't know how."

Phil Young

"I had completely lost all confidence in myself, lacked direction and was desperate to not relapse into old habits."

Jacob Knowles

"The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university."