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Our Vision and Ethos

Reach is a Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority provision that supports students aged 11 - 16 both on-site and in their home school.

Reach works with students from across the city who may have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from their home schools. Depending on their age and needs, students may attend Reach on either a full-time, part-time or sessional basis.

Reach also operates an extensive student-focused outreach service including sessional opportunities to students in secondary schools.

“Reach brings about a rapid and very positive transformation in students’ attitude to school. The impact is profound and increases students’ willingness to work hard.  Their achievement is outstanding as a result.  From low starting points and in the short time spent at the school, high proportions of students make expected progress and more than expected progress.” Ofsted (March 2014)

In February 2012 Reach moved to Trent Vale into a new purpose-built facilities designed specifically around the needs off staff, students and local community.  The facility boasts:

• A college-like environment with separate rooms for 11-14 year-olds and GCSE-age students

• Comfortable and flexible spaces of different shapes and colours for a variety of learning activities involving different size groups

• Quiet, private study areas that are well separated from noisy areas, and a student hub for break-times

• Practical and stimulating teaching spaces, good personal workspaces and areas to display and celebrate student work

• Gym, fitness suite and community room

• Brand-new outdoor space including a five-a-side football pitch, games area, seating, and gardens where students can study