Alternative Provision

Progress Schools

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Progress Schools is a nationally based, alternative education provider with independent secondary schools located throughout England. We provide high-quality, supportive, and inspirational teaching to 11 – 16-year-olds at Key Stage 3 and 4. Our bespoke approach ensures positive progression either back into mainstream education, or into the world of further education, work-based learning, or employment when leaving us in Year 11.

Progress Schools

All Progress Schools Are Supported By…

Charlotte Barton
Charlotte Barton

Managing Director

Nancy Wright
Nancy Wright

Director of Business

Cheryl James
Cheryl James

Head of Centre, Lead IQA

Justin Lewis
Justin Lewis

National Head of Safeguarding and Inclusion

Marie – Ann Donelon
Marie – Ann Donelon

Admissions Assistant

Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith

National SENCO

Sean O'Dell
Sean O’Dell

Quality Manager – Education

School Curriculum

The Progress Schools curriculum is bespoke, diverse and lively and designed to inspire learning in small steps but most of all, its purposeful and entrenched in work towards further qualifications to support positive futures. We take the time to work with the whole student and identify any barriers towards success, this may be anxiety or additional needs. We work alongside local work placements and companies offering work experience so that students can try out their chosen career and work towards additional qualifications towards this.

Social Feed

Our students observed #RemembranceDay this year by taking the time to create poems and decorate poppies, honouring those loved and lost. One of our teachers at PS Lilford performed The Last Post before all joining in a minute's silence. #lestweforget ...

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Students spent time creating self portraits in the styles of their chosen artist!🎨 Amazing creativity! #art #ProgressSchools ...

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Your @cubbiesensoryhub experience begins here! Since introducing this sensory regulation space to #ProgressSchools Lilford, Wigan, our students have been able to immerse themselves into a personalised, disruption free environment. Students are in full control, setting the tone of their experience from calming to energised, selecting the music and scenery that calls to them, with the choice of 5 to 15 minutes of relaxation. A great way to reduce stress during the school day. #AlternativeProvision #nationalstressawarenessday ...

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Happy Halloween to all our staff and students!🎃👻
Well done everyone for all your hard work so far this term, enjoy your ‘spooktacular’ time off!
#ProgressSchools #Happyhalloween #spookyszn

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Latest News

  • Progress School transforms student's life through unwavering support

    Progress Schools transforms student’s life through unwavering support

    In the short time Jack has attended Progress Schools, his whole outlook on life has changed thanks to the encouragement and time the staff have given.

  • Six tips to stay stress free in school

    For National Stress Awareness Day, we wanted to discuss ways to reduce stress in school and provide different methods of dealing with stress and to make our students aware of what is available to them.

  • Sofia excels thanks to support from Progress Schools

    Since starting Progress Schools in January, Sofia has excelled, with her attendance increasing by over 200% compared to mainstream schooling and her engaging more with her studies.