Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people aged 8-18 years with a range of needs.

Covid-19 update

Aspire Scotland is committed to ensuring that those who need our specialist services are still able to gain access to them during this challenging time, whilst upholding safety.

We are taking all possible measures to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to our colleagues and those who use and visit our services. To help us do this, we are working in accordance with the advice given by the World Health Organisation and public health agencies.

For more information on the measures being taken to reduce the transmission risks of Covid-19 across Priory Education and Children’s Services, including Aspire Scotland, please click here.

If you have any questions or specific placement enquiries, please do get in touch.

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About Aspire Scotland

Aspire Scotland is part of Priory Education and Children’s Services and offers specialist care and/or education services across Ayrshire.

Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people aged 8-18 years with a range of complex needs. This includes an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), child sexual exploitation (CSE), emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD), and other behaviours that may challenge.

We provide high-quality care and education in safe and nurturing environments. This is demonstrated by six of our children’s homes being graded as either ‘5 – Very Good’ or ‘6 – Excellent’, during their latest inspection from the Care Inspectorate.

Latest News

Aspire Scotland features in Education Scotland publication

12th February 2021

Aspire Scotland features in Education Scotland publication

We are proud to have been featured in Education Scotland’s ‘What Scotland Learned’ publication. The publication features inspiring stories of how education practitioners across Scotland have responded to the Covid-19 crisis. Our story explains how the Aspire Scotland team focussed on ensuring stability and continuity of service provision during the pandemic, while maximising opportunities to…

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Our Burns Night celebrations

27th January 2021

Our Burns Night celebrations

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, celebrating Burns Night may have felt different this year, but our dedicated staff teams ensured that our young people still had fun. Across Aspire Scotland’s children’s homes, young people took part in a range of activities to mark the occasion. The young people spent the afternoon researching Robert Burns and…

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Aspire on Twitter

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Aspire Scotland 06th May, 2021
As some of the national restrictions start to ease, our young people have been able to safely visit a local trampol… https://t.co/fqp9AJzH2E
Aspire Scotland 30th Apr, 2021
We’re sharing our new interactive site tour video of Balgray Cottage today. Our children’s home benefits from a nur… https://t.co/JaJ7rXur49
Aspire Scotland 28th Apr, 2021
Our young people had fun safely enjoying a dip in the sea last weekend. As well as being located within stunning… https://t.co/DCQWcCTbu4
Aspire Scotland 21st Apr, 2021
It was recently the 16th birthday of one of the young people we support. We love to celebrate birthdays in our home… https://t.co/UZhoScL3y1

Our Values

We are Passionate about our chosen vocation and meeting the needs of our young people.

We are Flexible in our understanding of, and response to each individual young person.

We are Professional at all times and loyal to the organisation, its aims and objectives.

We are Respectful of colleagues and those in our care.

As ‘One Team’ we are driven by the quality and are Innovators and Embracers of Change.

We are Accountable for all our decisions and actions.