Welcome to Broadstones School
Broadstones is a DFE registered independent special school. It caters for learners aged 13-16 that find traditional school settings problematic and find learning through vocational activities beneficial. VIEW OUR SCHOOL BROCHURE HERE.
At Broadstones we specialise in helping those that may have fallen behind or out of education due to social, emotional or mental health issues to catch up and identify a clear path to post 16 education.
Our recent Ofsted report states Broadstones is a GOOD school, where learners “make good progress” and are “happy and feel safe in the school.” “Staff are quick to form excellent relationships and re-build pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem” and “teachers design work to meet the personal needs and interests of each pupil. As a result, pupils engage in their learning and make good gains in their progress and development.” The school’s “approach is re-building pupils’ broken understanding of how to be successful in society. Staff are skillful in nurturing and supporting pupils’ social and emotional needs.“
For the full report open the link in the Ofsted section at the top of this page.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with both academic and vocational courses. Please see the curriculum section of the website for details.
Broadstones is a registered qualification and exam center with Pearson Qualifications, Gateway Qualifications and ASDAN.
We offer a selection of vocational alternative education provisions in the following areas:
- Construction Skills
- Music (Rubber Soul)
- Creative Art
- Hair & Beauty
- Health & Social Care
- Travel & Tourism
- Cycle Maintenance
- Forest School (Wings Outdoors)
Qualifications can be offered in all areas up to GCSE equivalent.
All students sit qualifications in English, Maths, Science and ICT either at functional skills or GCSE (or both)
At Broadstones we believe every child has an entitlement to education and to be able to access a varied and creative curriculum based around their learning style.
The learning environment should support their needs and provide a nurture based approach to collaborative education
A tailored programme will be planned with the individual to ensure the learner is not just interested and engaged in their chosen vocational programme but that it also inspires them to raise their confidence and aspirations. This will allow them the motivation to strive for higher goals and transition through to further education or training.
Can we also please draw all parents and carers attention to the feedback section in the parents drop down menu. It allows you to have your say about how you feel about school and the education your child is getting.