Education Centres

We know there's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to education. TLG Education Centres enable churches to bring vital support for disadvantaged and excluded young people at crisis point in education. 

Across the UK, there are children facing issues such as family breakdown, bereavement, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, poverty, gang culture, mental or other illness, lack of parental support and many other distressing circumstances. It’s seldom possible for a young person to battle through any of these without their education taking the damaging toll.

TLG Education Centres offer a lifeline, giving young people the chance to catch up on missed qualifications, raise their aspirations and provide building blocks for a better life. 

As a Christian charity, our church-based education centres offer a safe and nurturing place for young people to learn; they’re places where young people are valued, cared for and their potential is championed. We’re passionate about seeing young people return to mainstream school, progress on to college or find work because of the support available at TLG. 

Volunteers from the church also play a valuable role in reaching out to support the families of the young people at the Centre.

What has changed is our child’s ability to cope. They are happier and managing far better now than they ever did at any stage in their previous school lives. Our thanks to TLG. They changed our child’s life. - TLG young person's mum

At the heart of each of our Education Centres is a belief in the potential of young people. We’re determined to see young people flourish and achieve, despite their school history. Kizzy’s story is just one of the hundreds of lives we’ve transformed. Once described at the ‘worst student in the school’, Kizzy is now virtually unrecognisable from the girl she once was.

Kizzy's Story


Every day I see the difference that TLG makes in broken lives. It is inspiring, stretching and envisioning. Our towns and cities need to see love like this. - Simon Downham, vicar of St Paul's Hammersmith


By joining TLG’s network of education centres, churches subsequently have access to twenty years worth of alternative provision expertise.  All of our education centres are inspected under Ofsted framework and, as such, we are committed to effective education provision. Take a look at just some of the comments we’ve received.

Could your church open a TLG Education Centre and bring hope to young people in your community?

We'd love to begin a conversation with your church about how you bring life-transforming support to struggling young people. Just click below to get in touch with one of our team today.

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Useful resources

For more information on how to set up a TLG Education Centre, please download our prospectus.

Download the TLG Education Centre 'getting you started' brochure (PDF)

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To see the real impact that TLG Education Centres have on the lives of young people at crisis point, take a look at these amazing stories of transformation from some of the pupils we've supported: