PHOENIXPLACE

Independent Alternative Education Provision for Girls

Type of service provided:

We provide education, therapeutic intervention i.e. Counsellor, Educational Psychologist & pastoral support for students and families. We support students with or without Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) between the ages of 11 - 16

Age Range:

11-16

The Service:

Curriculum – We offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all students, including accredited courses such as GCSEs (based on assessment criteria) Level 1 & 2 courses and Entry Level courses.
Our classes are small (max 5 students per year group), this is to ensure that individual needs are met.

Pastoral – We have a strong pastoral team, which includes a counsellor to promote student’s well-being and an Educational Psychologist to assess students learning needs and help promote positive learning behaviour.

Personal – We strongly believe in encouraging individual creativity, so we aim to support all students in finding their interests/passions and working towards a goal to achieve their aspirations.

Work-related learning – We offer KS4 students the opportunity of work-experience placements on a weekly basis so that they are developing and improving their employability skills

Who is the service for?

We offer placements to students aged 11-16 with or without an Education Health & Care Plan, who are at risk of permanent exclusion, who are school refusers and with poor attendance, generally finding it difficult to cope within a mainstream setting and need a smaller therapeutic environment. Our service is only for female students.
Our service is available to local and out of borough schools and boroughs

Criteria for access to service

Fees are paid per student placement by the Referring Authority e.g. directly from student’s school, or if EHCP, through the borough.

Accessibility of this service

Our site is located on ground level in a 1 level (floor) building
Our current opening hours for students are;
9.15am – 3.00pm

How can I access this service?

To access this service Referring Authorities need to fill in a Referral Form (please click here)
Once this has been filled in, we will invite the student, parent/carer and representative from the referring authority to attend a placement interview. Once we have established that we are able to meet the students’ needs a place is accepted and we will invite the student to sit baseline assessments with us before placement starts.

How is this service funded?

Independent school – funding via placement

Do you need to pay for this service?

Yes, school placements need to be paid for. Fees are dependent on the severity of need of the student.

Drop in service

Drop in counsellor sessions are only available to parents/carers of students on our roll


To access this service you must complete the referral form which can be found on the left hand side of this page