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Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle with TAS pupils

About us

About Us


The Alternative School offers a holistic and flexible full-time school experience that has been designed to respond to the needs of young people who are unable to remain in mainstream education. Our education programmes can each cater for up to 30 pupils at each of our 3 schools, and is designed for those young people, age 8-18 who require a smaller, nurturing and individual approach to their education.

Our pupils may have been excluded, at risk of exclusion, previously home educated, children looked after, SEN, High Risk Assessments, YOT orders, Drugs & Alcohol misuse, school phobic, victims of bullying, mental health needs or requiring an assessment placement. We supply the following assessments in order to tailor make what we need to meet the needs of pupils:

  • Dyslexia Screening
  • Education Psychologist reports
  • Speech and Language
  • Boxall Profile
  • CAT Scores
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Learning Styles

Our open school admissions policy offers any young person who requires some additional support the opportunity of a fresh start and access to personalised education.

We are an Ofsted & ISA registered and approved independent school with current Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management Ofsted report.

Over the past 10 years we have developed our ethos and approach into a model that delivers a better future for young people, sometimes left behind.