About the school
“Inspiring and supporting young people to make positive choices about the future”
Haybrook College educates young people aged 11 to 19 who are unable to attend mainstream schools because of their complex behaviour, anxieties or medical needs. Most of our pupils have challenging Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).
Whilst offering students personalised teaching and learning pathways that will allow them to achieve both academically and socially, we also want them to be and to feel like valued members of society. An important part of this is to gain access to further education courses of study and secure employment that matches their needs and skill sets. The most important aim for the school is that it equips all students with the qualifications and skills needed to progress in their education and/or gain employment upon leaving the school. The school remains extremely proud of its record on this front.
As well as a small special school called Millside School, we have a Pupil Referral Unit which offers five unique programmes at KS4 as well as a range of ‘revolving door ‘provisions at KS3 which is highly successful in supporting young people to maintain or return to mainstream placements.
Since September 2013 we have had a post 16 provision called The Gateway through an innovative collaboration with the Pitstop Charity. This has also ensured that we are in a position to offer a range of vocational courses in Motor Vehicle and Construction, as well as catering at our highly successful, Kitchen Craft . Young people from local schools can also access this provision and have benefited greatly from this vocational pathway.
The day to day running of each school or programme is managed by a Head of Centre who ensures that each student receives excellent care, guidance and support to achieve their best. We are able to support our students to become successful and independent young people by offering flexible, personalised education, taught in small groups by highly skilled staff.
In January 2016 we became a part of Haybrook College Trust. The College has an overarching Board chaired by David Tottingham. The Board has responsibility for leading the overall strategic direction of the College and ensuring that a consistently high standard of education takes place for all students.
Our dedicated staff team are highly skilled and committed to educating young people with some of the most challenging behaviours in the area.