Music Stuff
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11 - 16
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Unit 2
The Cuthbert Centre
877 Ashton Old Road
M11 2NA

School Description

Music Stuff is an alternative education provider that specialises in educating disengaged young people throughout Greater Manchester. All pupils are registered with and referred from the Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit. The school is registered for up to 70 pupils aged 11 to 16. Currently, there are 59 pupils on roll, aged 13 to 16. The school is registered to operate out of four sites, located in Openshaw, Clayton, Levenshulme and Burnage. The Clayton and Burnage sites provide education for pupils in Year 10 and Year 11. The Openshaw and the Levenshulme sites provide education for Inspection report: Music Stuff, 12–14 December 2018 Page 9 of 12 pupils in Year 9. All sites have been refurbished since the last inspection. The school provides for pupils who have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream education. Almost all pupils have missed long periods of time from school. Many pupils have been to several alternative providers prior to being placed at the school. Pupils are admitted at any time during the year. Their length of stay varies from a few weeks to two years. Cohorts are changeable due to the short period of time pupils are on roll. Every pupil has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and 10 pupils currently on roll have an education, health and care plan. In addition, a number of pupils have a child protection plan, a child in need plan, access to early help or are in the care of the local authority. The school delivers education in functional skills in English and mathematics, entry level science, four GCSE subjects, unit awards in multimedia and performing arts, and courses in IT and sports. The last standard inspection was in October 2016. At that inspection, overall effectiveness was judged to be inadequate. There were unmet independent school standards. An evaluation of the school’s action plan in March 2017 judged the proposed action plan to be acceptable with modifications. A progress monitoring visit in October 2017 judged the unmet standards identified at the standard inspection and checked during the progress monitoring inspection to be met. The headteacher took up post just before the last standard inspection. A number of teaching staff have been appointed since that inspection.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.