REAL Alternative Provision School

Post 16
Special school

6 Woodhouse Road
NG18 2AD
14 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

REAL Alternative Provision School opened in January 2016. The central hub of the school is located in Mansfield. It also provides practical and vocational courses at a number of additional sites: Inspection report: REAL Alternative Provision School, 1–3 November 2016 Page 9 of 12 – R.E.A.L. Sport, Ilkeston – R.E.A.L. Sport, Glapwell – R.E.A.L. Mechanics, Mansfield – R.E.A.L. Mechanics, Sneinton – R.E.A.L. Construction, Chesterfield – R.E.A.L. Music and Graphic Design, Mansfield – R.E.A.L. Adventure, Mansfield – R.E.A.L. Horticulture, Sutton-in-Ashfield – R.E.A.L. Hair and Beauty, Ilkeston. The school currently uses the services of one alternative provider to contribute to the education of selected pupils: CAST Angling project, Newstead, Nottinghamshire. Pupils are placed at the school by a number of local authorities in the East Midlands, or occasionally by local maintained schools or academies. The school is registered to provide education for up to 50 pupils and post-16 students aged between 14 and 19 years. Pupils and students have a variety of additional learning needs, including social, emotional or mental health difficulties, or autism spectrum disorder. Most pupils enter the school with poor previous attendance or significant periods out of school. Approximately 90% of pupils have an education, health and care plan, or a statement of special educational needs. Nineteen per cent are looked after in the care of their local authorities. An above-average proportion is known to be eligible for free school meals. The school’s mission is to ‘create an innovative, dynamic opportunity for the educational empowerment of young people and families. This will enable the most educationally disadvantaged to progress into independence and into employment, further education or college’.

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