A Sustainable Place for Inclusive Refugee Education (ASPIRE) is a research initiative between the University of Nottingham (led by Professor Joanna McIntyre) and Refugee Education UK (REUK). This study focuses on refugee education and pioneers a participatory methodology led by learners with asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds. ASPIRE is a place-based research study that aims to understand existing education provisions in two English cities – Oxford and Nottingham – from the perspective of young refugees and those who support them in local communities. ASPIRE works in collaboration with representatives of refugee stakeholder groups, to draw on the community as a resource. ASPIRE aims to develop a holistic educational network for refugees. Thus, despite its focus on Nottingham and Oxford as specific research locations, its objective is to showcase effective local initiatives and facilitate the transfer of their knowledge to other localities.