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"The go-to specialists for innovative, inclusive, life changing learning experiences."

New - Weekly Adult Programmes

We are seeking a world where everyone has equal value and opportunity.


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We're delighted to have been funded through a contract with Leeds Community Foundation to deliver a Time to Shine Small Funds project, working to reduce social isolation for older people with learning disabilities

in South Leeds - watch this space for more details!

"My independent evaluation has demonstrated that pupils taking part in Purple Patch sessions develop new skills and knowledge.”


- Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, Author and SEND Specialist, Manchester Metropolitan University  




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Purple Patch Arts exists to improve the lives and life chances of people with learning disabilities by providing innovative, inclusive, creative learning experiences for them and the professionals that support them.


We work across the Yorkshire region, and all of our programmes use creative, interactive and multi-sensory teaching methods, which we call 'The Purple Patch Approach.'







We recognise and respect the intrinsic value of every individual



We share belief, excitement and determination



We embrace exploration, discovery and self-expression


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