Many of our students, with support from their families, come to Highfields College and actively request to stay for the medium to longer-term having seen their educational lives become more stable and successful.

For other students, they have a clear aim to work towards a return to mainstream school. (If you are interested in exploring a return to mainstream school, this guide will help get you started: Returning to Mainstream Guide.)

In either situation we always look to advise and support – and where necessary challenge – on the steps needed to be taken to be successful within a larger educational setting such as mainstream or post-16 college. Within our expanded PSHCE curriculum, one of our students currently seeking a return to mainstream – Summer – has produced the following piece of advice on the topic of peer pressure: (thank you to Mrs Marshall for sharing!)