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The Grange Learning Centre

Our Learning Centre Offer

Our aim is to provide pupils with a range of opportunities so that they can reach their full potential.

Key Stages & education

Pupils in Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 attend The Grange Learning Centre.

We deliver a ‘24 hour curriculum’ which is structured around developing pupils through building confidence, self-esteem and trust within a supportive learning environment. This specialised curriculum gives pupils access to a range of academic, vocational, therapeutic and leisure activities, and so enabling them to become more confident and successful learners.

We also offer after school clubs that further supports our aim in providing enrichment activities to enable pupils to further explore activities to develop their confidence and aspirations for their future.

Find out what makes our school unique

We provide unique learning opportunities for our pupils to help them engage with learning so that they can develop skills and grow in confidence to become proud members of our learning centre community.

Pupils and staff enjoy eating their main meal of the day, breakfast, together as a family. During the session current topics within school are discussed and also the opportunity allows for pupils and staff to explore news stories in the media. Discussing topics affecting their school day helps pupils to reduce anxieties and gives them the chance to ask questions and feel safe.

Relaxed and ready to learn, the meet and greet enables pupils to feel ready to take on the challenges of the day.


The high aspirations of our staff and their ability to genuinely connect with each pupil ensures that every learner feels supported, cared for and accepted. Staff are highly motivated, passionate and skilled as they push boundaries and take positive risks to engage pupils in their learning and development.

This approach enables them to make progress socially and emotionally and go on to achieve a range of awards and qualifications. All this results in pupils looking forward to the next chapter of their lives with increased knowledge, experience and skills.

Careers planning is integrated into our curriculum. From Year 8, pupils access one-to-one Careers Information, Advice & Guidance (CIAG) sessions with a Careers Advisor in PSHE and in personal tutor time, trips are organised to explore post 16 provisions and work experience opportunities are explored with local businesses, providing them with the opportunity to plan ahead and carve out a future for themselves in an area of interest.

To support this school-wide effort, CIAG is embedded in our curriculum and is measured against the eight standards of the Gatsby Benchmark. This approach inspires pupils to discover opportunities in a variety of subjects, making learning more real.

Throughout their journey with us, each young person completes a Skills Builder portfolio, where they develop and put into practice soft skills. As a team, they encourage, learn and grow together to reach the mastery level set by the Careers Lead, building a comprehensive list of skills they can transfer into different scenarios.

Our partnership with the North East Enterprise Group has provided pupils with opportunities to meet successful leaders in business and understand the different job opportunities available in industries.
One such partnership with Believe Housing has resulted in their network of contacts attending the learning centre for a reverse job fair, where pupils hold ‘exhibition stands,’ outlining their achievements and skills, with the opportunity to speak to potential employers in their learning environment, where they are at ease and supported by the staff team.

To further embed career planning into the curriculum, each term, pupils attend job fairs focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to explore the opportunities available to them and link back to the learning in the classroom, further reinforcing the links of subjects and the world of work.

If you would like to work with us to provide pupils with opportunities to plan for their futures, please contact our Careers Lead,


Whether our children or young people want to be an astronaut or an artist or anything in between, we are completely committed to helping them realise futures that are out of this world.

Developed in complete collaboration with schools, employers and young people, Futures is all about delivering unlimited aspiration and endless opportunity for every child.

Trust us when we say, your child’s future truly matters to us too.

Explore our dedicated Futures wesite here

Staffing and pastoral Care

Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and therapists.

Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and therapists.

Teachers and teaching assistants are extremely well equipped in providing appropriate support to meet the needs of our pupils and establish a positive and engaging learning environment. The education staff consists of a stable and experienced team and the professional development of teachers and teaching assistants is supported through regular internal and external training. This ensures extremely effective teaching practices are in place and lesson activities are well-planned to support learning.

The Pastoral Care Team develop excellent links with parents, carers and families, as well as professionals involved with a pupil. They also provide additional support, when required, to help pupils engage in classes.

All this support allows each child, whatever their needs, the opportunity to engage and enjoy their education.

The Pastoral Care Team ensure that all pupils’ well-being is constantly reviewed and developed, and that strong links are made between school and home.

Make an enquiry

If you want to explore how we can help a child or young person in your care, contact our referrals team.

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