Welcome from the Headteacher

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of AYA College, where our mission is encapsulated in three powerful words: ‘Strive, Succeed, Surpass.’ As the Headteacher, I am proud to lead an institution that is dedicated to empowering students aged 10 to 18 to become confident, ambitious, and determined citizens.

AYA College is not just an independent special provision; it is a high-achieving haven that champions ambition, self-improvement, and resilience. We embrace traditional values in a modern context, creating a foundation for diversity and inclusivity that sets us apart. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our recent OFSTED rating, which affirmed that we meet all independent school standards.

At AYA, we do not just set high academic and vocational standards; we surpass them. Our approach combines exceptional pastoral care with a focus on holistic development, ensuring our students are not only academically proficient but also well-rounded individuals. The dedicated team of staff at AYA College goes above and beyond to support our students, nurturing their ambitions and preparing them to take on meaningful roles in society.

As Headteacher, I consider it a privilege to lead a team of talented and committed professionals. Together, we are dedicated to realising the full potential of each young person who walks through our doors. Our journey, highlighted by our recent OFSTED inspection, showcases the remarkable progress we have made as a school.

We look forward to embarking on this exciting educational journey with you, where the possibilities for success are limitless.

Welcome to AYA College—where every student is empowered to Strive, Succeed, and Surpass!


Central to our ethos are our VALUES, which inform The AYA Commitment—a set of behaviours and expectations designed to support students in achieving exceptional growth and success.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement which we instil and model to drive the success of our school:

  • Strive
  • Succeed
  • Surpass

Please explore our website to find out more about AYA College, its wonderful facilities and fantastic education.

I passionately believe in the VALUES and the culture of high expectations at AYA College, and I am committed to securing safety, happiness, and success for all our young people.

Michael Buadi, BSc (Hons), PGCE

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