The Prospects Group

The Prospects Group is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of tailored education, employment, training and care products and services in the UK and internationally. Each year we work with more than 500,000 young people and adults through our extensive range of high quality services. As of the 30 November 2017 the Prospects Group has become part of the Shaw Trust Group.

Read more about the wide range of work within the Prospects Group.

In addition the following organisations are part of our Group.


Gabbitas Education

Established in 1873, Gabbitas Education is the global expert in British independent education. Gabbitas Education prides itself on combining a respected tradition of excellence with a unique and bespoke service that is tailored to fit the personal requirements of our clients in all areas of independent education.

For parents, this includes advice on school placement, special educational needs, higher education and careers advice along with private hourly and residential tutoring, summer schools and guardianship for international students.

Gabbitas Education also provides specialist consultancy services, including school performance management and improvement, IT solutions, staff recruitment and pupil placement.

With offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul, along with a specialist Russian team based in London, Gabbitas is able to meet the needs of clients worldwide.

Gabbitas Education is part of the Prospects group, a leading education, employment and training company.

Optimus Education, part of the Prospects Group

Optimus Education

Since 1997 Optimus Education has helped primary and secondary school leadership teams to manage staff development efficiently and effectively, stay compliant and drive whole school improvement. Optimus Education joined the Prospects Group in 2016, expanding the group’s ability to offer of a wealth of experience, expert support and high-quality products and services.

Optimus Education has offices in London and provides school improvement, educational services and conferences across the country.

Homes 2 Inspire


Homes2Inspire provide care, support and education programmes to young people across the country. We specialise in working with children up to the age of 18 that may also require enhanced levels of care.

Our staff not only aim to meet the development needs of young people but, through the use of individual assessment, support, guidance and opportunities they can begin to explore and address their individual needs improving outcomes, with a comprehensive care plan that helps support them to achieve their aspirations.

With 25 years’ managerial experience and a proven model to deliver complete services for children and young people, our homes provide a therapeutic environment with highly trained, qualified and experienced staff dedicated to supporting and caring for children.

Our homes are located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Worcestershire, where the business works closely with local authorities.



3BM offer a wide range of services that support schools, including: SIMS (Schools Information Management Systems), schools' finance and budgeting support (including Academy conversion), digital strategy, online safety and computing curriculum services, ICT technical support and Governor Clerking service. They also provide a wide range of building services, including: architecture / design services, condition surveys, project management, surveying, health and safety audits and compliance management, capital funding bids and asset management.

3BM was the first employee-led mutual joint venture to spin out of local government and has Prospects as its independent sector partner. 3BM brought together an experienced team from three high performing London local authorities: The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and The City of Westminster and has grown all services significantly - providing very highly regarded, expert support