Pennine House School is suitable for secondary students aged between 13–18 years, and are too ill to attend their usual school. All of our students are supported by CAMHs and a consultant.
Pennine House School provides:
- Small classes
- Personalised timetables
- Access to a range of fully qualified teaching staff
- Close liaison with home, medical professionals and schools
For the majority of students, Pennine House School offers a temporary placement until they can return to their home school, or transfer to a new school that better suits their needs.
All students benefit from a fully personalised learning experience where their individual needs are carefully considered. Where possible, the aim is to continue with their home school education. Each student has a personalised timetable comprising of core and foundation subjects.
Consultants will decide if students are well enough to attend main classes and home schools are contacted to aim for a seamless transition to education in the new school.
A weekly multidisciplinary team meeting is used to discuss the health and education of every student. All students will also carry out additional therapy and activities during the school day to aid their recovery.
At key stage 3 (years 7-9), students are offered a broad and balanced curriculum of English, mathematics, science, computing, design technology, history, geography, religious studies, art, citizenship and PHSCE. This is supplemented by enrichment activities such as cookery and media.
At key stage 4 (years 10-11), students are offered accredited courses in English, mathematics, science, art, PHSCE, preparation for working life, computing and humanities. The qualifications offered to students include full GCSE, along with other Level 1, Level 2 and Entry Level courses.
At key stage 5 (years 12-13), students will be offered a range of academic and vocational qualifications in line with their home school offer. Where students are not currently in education, they are encouraged to take up study in the college. Mathematics, English or a functional skills qualification is offered to all students who do not already have a Level 2 qualification in either subject. Students are also able to select options from a range of vocational awards.