School Life

From Key Stage 1 through to 5 and the Skills Academy, our young people have access to specialist therapeutic and learning support that enable them to engage fully in all educational and enrichment activities. We provide a well-rounded curriculum and extra-curricular activities; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children/ young people experience success and reach their full potential.

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational programmes include Functional Skills, Life Skills, BTEC, NCFE, ASDAN, GCSE, A Level courses and Duke of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold. We have excellent facilities for; music recording and technology, photograph, media, film production, hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy. We also specialise in creative and performing arts and sports coaching. We work in partnership with colleges and training providers to enable students to access construction, motor mechanics, hospitality, animal care, aquaculture, horticulture and catering courses.

Referrals & Admissions

Referrals to the school are made by a young person’s Local Authority or school.

A formal application for placement should be made to the School Director, accompanied by a recent IEP, Statement of Special Educational Needs, EHC Plan and associated reports.  A social care and medical history report should be included if available.

An initial assessment for a placement will be made based on the documentation provided.  This will be followed by an offer of an interview and visit to the school for the student, parent/ carers and representative from the referring agency.

A decision on a placement offer will be made within seven days after the interview. If the placement is agreed by the school and local authority, parent/carers will be asked to confirm their acceptance. Referring agencies will be required to sign a placement agreement prior to the student starting at the school.