About Us

About Us


Throughout the UK and the Middle East, our services deliver highly individualised education, care and treatment which transforms lives.

In the UK, Aspris is one of the leading providers of specialist education and residential care services offering more than 1,900 places to young people with a range of needs, including autism, mental health challenges and learning difficulties.

In the Middle East, Aspris has a growing presence where we provide class-leading mental health services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, alongside running the acclaimed Al Karamah School and Training Institute, the first facilities of their kind for children and young people with autism in the UAE.

Overview of Aspris

  • A large network comprising of 169 high-quality specialist schools, colleges and children’s homes across the UK
  • The first school and training institute for young people with autism in the UAE
  • Class-leading mental health clinics in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh
  • A strong reputation for quality and excellence
  • State-of-the-art facilities and first-class environments


Our Children’s Services in the UK

Aspris Children’s Services comprises of specialist schools, colleges and children’s homes providing the highest standards of support to children with special educational needs and vulnerable young people. In 2022, Aspris broadened their portfolio by acquiring Sandcastle Care consisting of 51 children’s homes across the North West of England.

With an unwavering focus on achieving the very best outcomes, we empower young people aged 5-25 years to fulfil their own unique potential. Our aim is to help them to achieve their aspirations, no matter what challenges they may face.

Find out more about our specialist education and care services in the UK here.

Specialist Healthcare Services in the Middle East

Aspris was originally formed from the Priory Group, which has provided mental health treatment in the UK for more than 140 years. We are now providing the same high-quality care to those within the Middle East through our services located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.

Our clinics are staffed by highly trained specialists in their field, with extensive expertise in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, stress and depression. We help people to start their journey to recovery and get their life back on track.

Find out more about our healthcare services in the Middle East here.

Specialist Education Services in the Middle East

Launched in partnership with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), Al Karamah School and Training Institute utilises our experience and expertise established in the UK to deliver specialist education services to young people aged 3-18 years with autism.

It is the first school to provide these services in the UAE, helping to address the challenges autism can present in young people and preparing them for a brighter future.

Find out more about our specialist education services in the Middle East here.

Services led by experts

Our services are led by specialists who are highly experienced in their field, in first-class environments. Our expert teams are committed to providing education, care and support, which places each individual at the heart of every decision we make. This person-centred approach ensures that the support is tailored to individual needs and delivers the very best outcomes for our clients.

All of our healthcare services follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, meaning that the people we support receive the highest possible standards of care.

A commitment to safety and quality

Protecting those we support through our services is always our first priority. With strong governance structures embedded across all levels of the organisation, our teams deliver safe and effective services that consistently achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our commitment to delivering the highest standards of education, care and support means that there is a continual focus on quality and improvement across our services.

Our values and behaviours

At Aspris, we are proud of our values and behaviours which were developed by our colleagues, children and young people. They shape our culture and underpin why our organisation is such a unique and exciting place to be, alongside influencing the positive work we do and how we do it.

Please find below our Aspris value statement and the five behaviours that underpin it:

Together we inspire and motivate

We are:

  • Aspirational
  • Positive
  • Fun and friendly
  • Courageous
  • Innovative


Watch the video below to see how our behaviours were created:

To find out more about Aspris or to make an enquiry, please contact us today.

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