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Engaging alternative education provision for young people.

In 2019, we started our Brightstar Futures programme to meet this need.


Using sport to change the lives of young people


These young children may be:

At risk of becoming NEET
At risk of being permanently excluded from school
Suffering with challenging behaviour or have issues surrounding their mental health


Our coaches and teachers are experienced, and all have lived experience of the issues young people referred to Bright Star face.

These qualifications include:

Sports and Fitness Level 2 (ASDAN)

Bright Star Boxing Awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold

CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Prevention)

Mental Health Qualification


Changing thoughts, feelings and behaviours with key learning aims

These qualifications include:

Improving communication and relationship management

Conflict management and respect

Self-belief and confidence building


100% Achievement

In 2019-20, 100% of young people referred to the Brightstar Futures programme achieved at least one qualification. 96% of young people successfully returned to mainstream education.

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I am no longer thinking I can't, instead I think how can I. Thank you for helping me transform.

Being around people that are going through the same things as me, but helping each other on the programme and in life shows me I'm not alone.

The programme has shown me how I can be in control. I am responsible and will achieve my goals.

Bright Star has given me a future.

We started as a boxing club, but we’re now so much more.

I now have the right people around me.

The coach has been through what I have been through. If he can change, so can I.

We have seen him use the coping strategies put in place within the school and it has kept him calm.

Thank you to Bright Star. The young people have opened up more than ever and we have been able to get the right support in place for them.

The students look forward to attending every week. The provision has improved their school experience.

I’ve always tried to blame other people, I’ve not learned what I can control.

I am able to release my aggression in a positive way.

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