Highfields College is a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) based in Stockport and has up to 125 full time places for young people aged from 11-16.
As a Pupil Referral Unit, our primary mission is to assess, re-engage and provide a pathway back to school for students who have previously experienced social difficulties, emotional difficulties and/or mental health difficulties. Our core work is summarised by the ‘CREATE’ banner:
• Care and Safety
• Re-engagement in Learning
• Educational Achievement
• Access to Holistic Support
• Enjoyment of Life Itself
Students at Key Stage 3 (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9) are supported to overcome barriers to learning and will usually return to a mainstream school or be placed in a new school with a fresh start.
Although the onus is on a return to mainstream schooling, students in year 10 and year 11 often remain with Highfields until they reach school leaving age because they are undertaking examination courses and other accreditation which requires continuity. They will often attend Highfields with a personalised package of studies that may involve some time back in a mainstream school and/or a vocational-based placement.
We take referrals from across the Stockport borough – all students are encouraged to grow into positive members of their communities and to become successful Stoconians.
More about Our Values and Ethos can be found by clicking here.