Parents & Carers

Helping your young person succeed.

Our Foundation Learning department delivers supported learning to help all students operate confidently and independently in education, work and everyday life.

Offering additional courses such as Functional Maths or English, Personal & Social Development and other individualised employability programmes, our courses are designed to suit the individual needs of each student.

With close links within the local community and guidance from our staff, the department ensures that students benefit from a smooth transition from school to college.


"Can we just express our sincere appreciation to you and your team for all that you do for Sam. He has had another wonderful term at college with so many opportunities and experiences.

"Sam absolutely loves coming to college to see his friends and be with the staff. He has gained so much confidence since being with you.

"Sam thoroughly enjoyed doing Horticulture and tried doing many things that challenged him. What a great opportunity for him, thank you to the dedicated staff.

"Sam looked forward to the Performing Arts pathway so much and it really delivered. He had such fun and personally gained a lot from this experience. We loved seeing Sam and his peers performing with such confidence and enjoyment, it was a sheer delight.

"We are very grateful to the staff for their patience, enthusiasm and encouragement."

Mrs J Railton, Parent of student Sam Railton