Progress School welcomes international pupils and we are registered to provide education and residential care for young people from around the world.
Equality and diversity
As a school, we are proud to celebrate diversity within our student and staff population so that everyone is welcome and able to flourish in our setting - we have a strong inclusive ethos.
A respectful environment
The school is respectful of individuals’ cultural, language and religious affiliations. We are able to meet the needs of a diverse pupil population and support those of various backgrounds to maintain their cultural and religious practices, including catering for young people who require a special or halal diet.
Ensuring a smooth welcome for international pupils
Staff are trained ahead of the arrival of an international student to ensure they are aware of, and able to meet any specific needs that the young person may have. We are also able to put parents/carers in touch with a range of recommended support services to help make the admissions process as smooth as possible for international pupils. These include:
- Airport pick-ups
- Trained and qualified chaperones to accompany children when travelling
- Assistance with organising visas for the young person
- Additional English language tuition
- Assistance with finding local accommodation for family when visiting their child
Supporting pupils with English as an additional language (EAL)
Progress School seeks to ensure that those pupils with EAL are not disadvantaged by their language difficulties and are provided with high quality support to ensure they have equal access to learning as their peers. As a visually supported environment, we are well placed to do this and this is embedded in our everyday practice for all students.