We are often asked, “Why Foundation?”

The answer is simple:

at Omnia, we provide the fundamentals for self-development for young people who have been failed by a system which recognises and values academic achievement over creative or physical talents and abilities, young people who have missed the chance to find out who they are or what they’re good at because their skills and capabilities lie elsewhere.

Our Aim

When we watch free runners or free climbers or base jumpers perform incredible feats of physical agility with fearlessness and determination, we are awestruck. When we see teenagers doing similar things, we label them as “trouble,” “yobs,” and yet they are nothing less than wildly confident and breathtakingly courageous. At what point, then, do we change our perception of their achievements and see that these young people have a wealth of unrecognised and untapped potential and start to channel that energy, passion and enthusiasm into a constructive and productive future?

Our aim is to begin to change that perception. The Omnia Foundation provides an environment in which our young learners can become themselves. We help them build that foundation for their future. Our unique approach to supporting self-development enables the young people to be heard, to exercise choice and in so doing to gain the confidence and self-assurance they need to become good people, able to make a valuable contribution to the community.

Our Prospectus

Our Team

Our Location

Our offer is threefold

We believe that when basic emotional needs are met, a person has a much better chance of being able to succeed. Rooted in the principles of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need, we have a “therapy first” approach to supporting the students. This is led by our Head of Therapeutic Provision who, with a team of qualified and well-trained wellbeing practitioners, plan and deliver a range of interventions and programs that prioritise and address emotional and mental health needs before everything else.

We believe that strenuous physical activity promotes good mental health through the release of endorphins and other “happy hormones.” It energises and sharpens brain activity. Our Head of Physical Provision designs a rigorous programme of physical health and wellbeing which is delivered by our team of teachers and higher-level teaching assistants. At least 90 minutes daily of physical activity is planned for and all staff participate as it provides an opportunity to build positive relationships and role models for language.

We believe that a learner’s journey truly begins when they find their passion. This may or may not happen by the time they are 16 and we recognise that our learners may need more time to discover what drives and motivates them. Under the direction of the Head of Curriculum and Qualifications, staff plan and deliver a broad and creative range of experiences designed to challenge and inspire our learners to find their “thing.” Our trailblazing curriculum, centred on a truly innovative and bespoke suite of vocational qualifications, which is designed to complement qualifications in English and Mathematics and other more traditional subjects,. This is delivered through a model of a teacher-directed, student-led timetable, designed to promote a greater level of flexibility, which will in turn facilitate greater student ownership of their learning, reduce anxiety, minimise lost learning, increase productivity and ultimately foster greater success.


Get in touch

Tel: 01268 385 997

Email: admin@omniafoundation.co.uk

Address: Omnia Foundation, Rayleigh Town Sports Club, London Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9DT

For Local Authority Referrals: enquiries@omniafoundation.co.uk

17 hours ago

Yesterday, we had the great pleasure of welcoming Armour P Slinger to the Omnia Foundation for the last of a six-week course during which he talks about the struggles that he faced during his younger years. Anton now offers mentoring for young people who are in a similar situation to himself as a teen. It was very inspirational for our students and Anton left us with an incredibly powerful quote:“The decisions your 14-year-old self makes will impact on your 24-year-old self and your 24-year-old self will impact on your 34-year-old self … recognise what you have in the present and make the most of every minute.” Thanks so much to Anton for joining us, we hope to see you again very soon 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less
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24 hours ago

Meet JJ 🤝JJ says: "Hello, I'm JJ, an Emotional Well-being Coordinator who supports the physical activities here at the Omnia Foundation. My role is to help support the students the best I can by providing fun, engaging sessions, encouraging students to be themselves, feel safe and supported, have an openness and have a role model they can turn to. I've always had a passion for sport and fitness and I'm motivated to educate the students about the benefits of feeling good both physically and mentally, so they can be the best version of themselves and have the brightest future possible. I'm really into motorbike racing so during the season I will spend time with my family at the races. I also enjoy cycling and have recently taken up running and want to improve my 5k time. I also enjoy listening to music, going to a gig, or watching a film, reality TV or a series with a cup of tea!" ☕️🎶🏍️🏃 ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Hayley 🤝Hayley says: "I am one of the hub teachers, I teach Maths, English, ICT and my subject specialism is Media. I enjoy planning fun sessions and delivering these to the students. I like board games, TV and film (too much TV sometimes) - playing games on my phone and walking the dog. To look after myself I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, make time for yoga and get outside at least once a day for a walk." 🐶🌟👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Alex 🤝Alex is the Outdoor Learning Coordinator, he works outdoors with the students and plans trips and events. Onsite, Alex does sessions cooking on the fire, working in the garden, or doing craft activities. Trips include zoos, farms, rock climbing, mud races and a whole host of other activities 🪴🐖Alex has self-published a book on therapeutic outdoor activities and an ebook on craft activities which is available through Amazon. Alex kindly gifted a number of these books to families through a local charity!He is currently in the process of turning his craft book into a physical book 📖📚👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Meet Sheri 🤝Hi, I'm Sheri,I'm the "Student Support Officer" I work in the office and love seeing all our students progress throughout their time with us. I have worked in schools since 2006 and did a few different jobs before that.I enjoy reading and visiting new places. I used to play, ref and table officiate basketball as my main hobby but have not done that for a while now but enjoy watching BBL and NBA on TV and doing our PE lessons!!If you have any questions I am always happy to help you get an answer! ... See MoreSee Less
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