Pioneer TEC
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
4
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted report
(08/03/2022)
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Phoenix Park
Wallend Road
Ashton on Ribble
Preston
PR2 2HW
01772957391

School Description

Pioneer TEC is a nurturing and supportive place. Staff forge positive relationships with pupils. Pupils have access to a spacious outdoor area where they can use offroad motorbikes and all-terrain vehicles. This helps them to develop their driving skills. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by a range of outdoor education trips and visits. They enjoy participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. Pupils take part in a wide range of clubs, including for cycling and boxing. Most pupils enjoy coming to school. They told inspectors that they feel safe. Pupils said that bullying is not common. They are confident that staff would sort it out if it were to happen. Leaders and staff have raised their expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils and staff reported that pupils’ behaviour has improved. Pupils generally behave well in and out of lessons. However, on occasions, some pupils disrupt lessons and use inappropriate language. This is not challenged well enough by staff. Pupils enjoy learning a range of subjects, including food technology, music technology and motor vehicle maintenance. However, some pupils do not achieve as well as they should in some subjects. This is partly because of weaknesses in the design and delivery of the curriculum.

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