We are experts in creating positive change through skills based learning

Our Approach 

We believe in a person-centred approach to learning in small classes with high tutor to student ratios. Our classes are taught by experienced, professionals who create and deliver dynamic hands on lessons that are practical and designed to meet the needs of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND learners). By working with small groups we are able to provide the appropriate level of support and wraparound care so our learners can thrive.


We use digital learner resources and tablet computers. This enables learners who might struggle with English and Maths to achieve excellent results.


We work to remove the barriers from learning. We focus on engagement, improving self-esteem and confidence, but most importantly we make learning fun.

We are always in constant conversation with our clients and referrers; we are here to support your work with your learners

Our History 

The Avalon Project was formerly known as The Silverdale Motorcycle Project and was founded in 1980 by two-time British Motocross champion Vic Allen MBE and Camden Councils' Integrated Youth Support Service . The project was based in a small tenants hall on the Silverdale estate and the project was primarily used as an early intervention and diversion tool for vulnerable young people and youth offenders. 

The Project has now moved to bigger premises and has expanded the curriculum and broadened our reach, we are a Camden Council project but work with childern from all London boroughs. 

The Avalon Project has worked with thousands of young people over the last 40 years, offering unique opportunities for those looking for practical skills in motorcycle mechanics.

Our team 

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Participation & Progression Team Manager

Rema Patel 

Rema heads up the particpation and progression team and is head honcho.


Tutor Assistant 

Louis Gan

Louis is our kickboxing Kickstarter and the newsest member of the team. Super support star.

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Quality Assurance & Exams Officer 

Lee Dennington 

Lee is our go to when it comes to quality assurance. Lee is constantly developing and up-levelling our programmes.


Head of Centre
Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Neil Monaghan 

Neil manages all of Avalon project activities and keeps the place driving forward.


Lead Course Tutor 

Jack Cox

Jack was riding and fixing dirtbikes from the age of five. Jack is now passing on all his skills and knowledge to the next generation.

Confident old man having rest near bike.

Course Tutor & Reparation Lead

Jon Mailliard

Jon is calm, cool and a proper biker. Jon teaches our alternantive education programmes as well as leading our reparation scheme.