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About Catch22


Catch22 is a social business: a not-for-profit business with a social mission.


We’ve been a charity for over 200 years, designing and delivering services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities across the UK.


We don’t just deliver alternative and special education, we also work across children’s social care, get people into work through apprenticeships and employability programmes, build stronger communities through social action, and deliver social justice and rehabilitation services (in prisons and in the community).



But we don’t stop at changing lives on the frontline. We take any surplus and the learning from our delivery, and funnel that into public service reform – investing in new structures and programmes that do things differently and change the system for good.



Catch22 Education provides young people aged 4-18 with alternative or special education in order for them to progress and succeed in life.  We do this through our network of independent and Multi Academies Trust schools which offer high quality teaching and learning, based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications. Learn more about our education work here.



Read about our impact in our latest Annual Review