Welcome to Affinity Education Solutions

A consultancy for those who believe education is everything for everyone


“None of us is as smart as all of us” Ken Blanchard


We support school partnerships, trusts, local authorities and schools of all types and sizes, to get stronger by enriching the lives of the most vulnerable, complex and disadvantaged in their community.

We specialise in supporting educators to achieve accelerated and sustained improvements through complex periods of change.


“It takes a village to raise a child” Igbo and Yoruba proverb


We understand that schools alone do not have all the answers; we have access to a multi-professional team to support you in your work.

“Good advice is helpful; good partnership is transformative.”

Our relationship management and service delivery is informed by our implicit understanding of the challenges and opportunities afforded to school and trust leaders.

Our collaborative business model and our use of technology enable us to maximise value for clients by tailoring services to meet specific requirements.

Take advantage of our offer of a free, no obligation, 

interview and desk top analysis to assess need.



“Affinity Education Solutions have played a leading role in supporting Bradford District PRU achieve its removal from special measures in June 2019. Their extensive educational leadership experience and sensitivity to the needs of numerous stakeholders, was invaluable when navigating successfully through what was, at times, an unpredictable and complex year. As a result, we have commissioned Affinity to support us through the next phase of the journey to create an innovative alternative provision that knits together local expertise and resource, to supports local schools to meet the needs of students vulnerable to exclusion and low attendance.”

—  Ian Morrel, Chair of the

Management Board


We see opportunity

  • 37 of 45 billion spent on schools each year is spent by schools working largely in isolation.

  • 70-80% of school budgets are spent on staffing.

  • All schools have a range of willing stakeholders and collaborators waiting to contribute towards student development and social impact.


We know what matters

  • All school outputs out worth measuring are student focused.


We understand disruption

  • The human and cultural dimensions of achieving educational change are always significant 


Affinity has the expertise to support you to deliver innovative change management in a range of areas from finance to the curriculum, but it is our expertise in the cultural and human dimension of any change process that makes our support stand out.


Our Creative Improvement Partners will support you to disrupt the norm, spark creativity and strengthen the ethos and vision across your community.

We specialise in supporting schools and trusts going through periods of challenge and change or who serve complex communities facing social and economic challenges.

Are you interested in supporting others and earning additional income for your trust or local authority?


  • Have cuts to funding and fear of overstretching your own resources put you off supporting others to develop partnerships that could bring significant benefits to the communities they serve?


  • Collaborating with us will provide you with the opportunity to achieve this in a way that minimises the risk to the current schools you support.

Contact us for a no obligation conversation about how this could work for you.

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The Corn Mill, Railway Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

LS29 8HT