What we offer
Our school provision offers a stable, support and nurturing educational placements for children and young people who are deemed to be unable to maintain a positive experience in mainstream educational settings or other providers.
Over the past decade Penarth Group School has successfully worked with young people who would otherwise have left education with little opportunities but had fulfilled their potential leaving with recognised GCSE’s and qualifications.
Referral and Admission Process –
The school welcomes referrals from local authorities, schools, and parents.
If you think Penarth Group School might benefit you and your child, then do please get in touch with either the Headteacher or Senior Leader – Pastoral who would be happy to talk through your requirements.
- Social re-engagement
All students are asked to agree to three conditions:
- You want to be at Penarth Group School and will attend regularly.
- You want to learn and make academic progress.
- You will behave with respect and consideration to the other students, the staff, and the property.
Education has the power to transform lives. It provides a gateway to achieving a rich and rewarding adult life. We recognise that true learning only occurs when students are safe and secure, so they can focus on acquiring new skills and knowledge.
All of our students follow a wide and varied curriculum that is geared to their age and ability which aims to prepare them for their next steps.
“What I’ve valued most about Penarth Group School is that the teachers are easy to approach. Also, the lessons can be tailored because class sizes aren’t too huge. They can be individualised.”
Year 11 Student
Well-being: Supporting students to flourish
Students flourish thanks to timetabled well-being sessions. They can take part in creative activities such as drama and music, as well as non-competitive sports and physical exercise. These can range from mindfulness sessions to kick boxing/martial arts classes.
“I didn’t like school before I joined Penarth Group School, but now I’m much happier. I’ve become a lot more confident, active and better at socialising and dealing with things.”
Year 9 Student
Social re-engagement: Helping students to re-engage with their peers and their communities
“I have finally found a place where I belong, where I feel safe and I trust people.”
Year 10 Student