R.E.A.L Independent Schools

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
The Old Fire Station
Mansfield Road
NG21 0PN
7 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

The school provides full-time education for pupils in the age range seven to 19 years who experience social, emotional or mental health barriers to learning, together with associated behavioural difficulties. Most pupils were excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from their previous schools. The school is registered to admit up to 50 boys and girls. There are currently 50 pupils on the school roll, including a small number of post-16 students. The school operates on two sites. Pupils in key stages 2 and 3 are educated primarily at the Old Fire Station in Blidworth. Pupils at key stage 4, and post-16 students, are Inspection report: R.E.A.L. Independent Schools, 11–13 July 2017 Page 9 of 12 educated primarily at Concorde House in Mansfield. The school uses a number of other sites to provide for pupils who are not ready to learn in a formal classroom environment, and pupils accessing vocational courses. R.E.A.L. Education Limited, a separate company and provider of alternative education, owns or leases many of these sites. The two organisations share staff and learning resources. The school also uses the services of additional alternative providers to contribute to the education of selected pupils: – CAST Angling project, Newstead, Nottinghamshire – APTCOO, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – Go Ape, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire – Woodside Stables, Nottingham – Brolay Care Farm, Scraptoft, Leicestershire – Birchwood Equestrian Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire – Stonebridge City Farm, Nottingham. The school’s previous inspection took place in January 2014.

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