Results-orientated Teaching

Ad Astra ensures that our students learn for life. Our bespoke teaching gives them the knowledge they need to prepare for their future.


Unlike many other ALP's we work in partnership with schools to deliver GCSE's.


We use a variety of additional study methods, offering a more inclusive form of teaching, to provide students with a better chance of success. This teaching approach is particularly designed to match the students' different learning types.


Our study groups enable students to apply their learning in a practical way. The teacher's role here is to provide inspiration and encourage the pupils to create their own study groups. 

            Working In Partnership

We at Ad Astra work in partnership with Lower Derwent Valley NNR  to deliver our educational packages.

We have had the fantastic opportunity to ring and record chicks, make bird boxes, record the wildlife living within the reserve and ensure maintainace of the reserve is met. The pupil's attitudes towards learning outdoors and being so close to the wildlife is simply outstanding, they are constantly learning new things and we have found that they are now taking up birdwatching as hobbies - something they would never have thought about until they joined Ad Astra!


We have seen and recorded such species as:

  • Roe Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Barn Owl
  • Otters
  • Fox
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Buzzard
  • Kestrel
  • Curlews
  • Marsh Harriers
  • Pied Wagtails
  • Jackdaws
  • Chaffinches

And these sightings were recorded in one day!!


If you or someone you know would like to help please contact us using the contact details provided to the left of this page.


What our pupils have said about their experiences at the NNR Lower Derwent Valley.


'It was amazing, we had the opportunity to hold the animals! We love it, can't wait for next week!'

'Its awesome, I want to live here'

'I wish school was more like this'

'Why cant we come here every day, I feel like I'm learning loads'


You can also keep up to date by joining our Facebook page click here to check it out! Join in with our discussions and please, if you have any questions - do not hesitate to ask!



School Holiday and Weekend Activities

Ad Astra works through the School Holidays to ensure maximum learning and engagement with young people. 

We understand how hard it is for parents and carers to keep young people occupied with fun and learning based activites when they aren't at school. Ad Astra supplies all the equipment so you don't have to !


A favourite amongst our students are the Mountain Bike Treks! 


We provide the best models of mountain bikes (worth over £2,000)

Breakfast and Lunch (with snacks)

Travel Expenses

Entry Costs to attractions such as Dalby Forrest etc.

Safety Equipment : Helmets and Gloves etc

Insurance fee

Other activities include:

Wildlife Spotting

Wildlife Photography



Map Reading around the North York Moors

Community Participation



We have a great deal on our school holiday activites, why don't you contact us today for a free of charge consultation.

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In order to reach us

You can call us on

Office:  01904 449846

Mobile: 07834 697640


You can also use our contact form.

Support & Partnerships

Learn how you can get involved with Ad Astra by contacting us for more information. 

AD ASTRA (Broadening Horizons) Limited

Company No: 09827977

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