Auseras is an 11-18 educational learning community that functions as a modern alternative to traditional secondary school. Auseras exists to help people grow so that they can achieve happiness, find their purpose, and have a positive impact in the world.

AUSERAS [or-SER-as] – noun

Etymology – latin: ‘to dare to do


Auseras creates the conditions in which people can learn organically, through question-led, multi-subject, interdisciplinary collaboration.



Auseras supports everyone to develop their own fluid and dynamic pathway, enabling them to pursue their interests and curiosity, in depth and in breadth.



Auseras empowers people to communicate their understanding in ways that support self-expression and celebrate individuality and creativity.



Auseras actively engages people in assessment that is constructive and kind, celebrating successes and recognising failure and criticism as essential parts of learning and self improvement.



Auseras develops the whole person, tailoring support to their social, emotional, physical and mental well-being, in order to establish happy, emotionally-intelligent and compassionate people.



Auseras is a democracy, placing the whole learning community at the centre of decisions, supporting everyone in becoming designers of their own future.


Auseras challenges conventional thinking by facilitating self-directed learning, encouraging individual creativity and nurturing the development of the whole person. Auseras redefines education.

Auseras has been developed by a group of experienced educators, parents, businesses and invested individuals, in order to create a system that enables students to succeed and be happy in an ever-changing world.


  • Kindness, and moving forward

    As we reach the end of the first half term of the academic year, it’s always useful to use this time to reflect on how all things Auseras are progressing. Personally, I love to use it as an opportunity to marvel at the individual development of each student; their questions, discussions, queries and revelations. We...
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  • Loose days

    Sometimes at Auseras, we deliberately plan ‘loose days’; days that have a certain degree of flexibility and open-endedness to them, with just a suggested scaffold to help the students. Today was just such a day. Too much direction, guidance or ‘this comes next’, doesn’t always help our students. Occasional ‘loose’ days are there to encourage...
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  • Different points of view

    This week our students have been investigating the issues faced by people with disabilities, who live in our local community. Using a wheel chair, ear defenders and blindfolds, the students attempted to put themselves in a variety of positions that people with disabilities experience every day. Taking in the city from an alternative viewpoint gave...
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  • The Infinite Try Line

    Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that resonate the most. Stay well, Tim “Less is more.” Ludwig Miles van der Rohn
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  • Mistakes, we’ve made a few.

    Ever since our inception, we’ve made more than our fair share of mistakes at Auseras. Not catastrophic, world-ending mistakes. But the little ones that leave a barely susceptible ripple in time. Marginal miscalculations. Baby-sized blunders. Fun-sized foul-ups. And we’re comfortable with this. We have to constantly remind ourselves that we are treading unproven ground. Proud...
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  • Brick by brick

    Last weekend, like many other people around the world, I tuned-in to watch Emma Raducanu achieve her first grand slam title by winning the US Open. Unbelievably, she is the first qualifier ever to win a grand slam. She is also the first British female to win a grand slam singles title for 44 years....
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