Our 'day provision' specialises in creating a safe learning environment primarily for pupils with autism and anxiety who need extra support.
Most parents have reported that both home and academic lives have been transformed since starting with us. We have had great success helping our students to develop strategies to help them with the following:
Our small group sizes and secure, stimulating learning environment facilitates our approach to learning for children who find mainstream school a challenge. We also work closely with parents, local schools, and organisations such as ESMA and CAMHS to share good practice around autism and anxiety. The specialist advisosry teacher service (SEND) for the local authority also carries out observations of students at Top Grades to ensure their well-being and progress.
Our aim is to give all our students the opportunity to feel safe and happy whilst learning. We are delighted to see positive growth in our students as they continue to break down barriers some students encounter with the autism spectrum and anxiety.
Our day time alternative provision classes start from year 2 through to A Levels. We group our students according to their ages but we also take their needs and abilities into consideration. The groups are small, averaging around four or five students per class.
We are able to offer a range of subjects from which our pupils can choose depending on their interests and needs, these include:
We know that culture and physical well-being are core aspects of young people's development. To enrich the lives of our alternative provision pupils, we offer:
Because the needs of our students vary, we typically request that families meet or speak with us directly to discuss their requirements. Most core packages include English, Maths and Science with other subjects available upon request.
Annual fees are calculated based on the number of subjects taken and academic weeks in the year. The annual fee is then divided into monthly or termly instalments. For most combinations (such as KS3 Maths, English, Science, and Geography) we are able to offer at a discounted rate.
Contact us to arrange a meeting and a tour. if you have already decided that you want to enrol, you can apply here.
We know that routine is important in establishing a sense of security so our students follow a weekly timetable according to their age group and subject combinations. Their days are normally shorter than the typical school day which leaves them free to study or participate in other extracurricular activities in the afternoons.
Until such time as we are awarded school status, the number of total hours we can offer in a week is limited. However, given the small class sizes our teachers are still able to cover the same content as mainstream schools.
We are fortunate to have a prime location which has several advantages, some of which include: