A Centre of Excellence for Inspiring Successful Futures


Bricklaying Skills Challenge at Herts Regional College
Watch this space for regular updates as we inspire the next generation to be the best they can be.
Link for Statement
Ofsted Report 2024
'Outstanding Provision'
Link to Ofsted Report
KS4 attend Alternative Provision every Wednesday
Previous slide
Next slide


We are an organisation designed to work with young people, schools, families and other associated professionals.

A Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Centre based in Collenswood Road, Stevenage provides education for young people in KS3 and KS4 who are permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from their school whether in Stevenage or elsewhere in North Hertfordshire.

We aim to assist young people in returning to a permanent full-time education placement whether it be a school or elsewhere. We will then assist in supporting their reintegration. In addition to the on-site provision above we also provide, when space allows, opportunities for full-time Respite places for half-term blocks.

In the afternoons we offer a ‘Satellite’ Group for those young people who need a little refocusing on their school provision

20+ Years of History

A fresh start for pupils and parents/carers. Full and part-time education programs for permanently excluded pupils and those at risk of permanent are offered.

In our recent Ofsted inspection (May, 2024), the overall effectiveness of the Centre is judged to be outstanding.

The extremely positive report comments that… ‘Stevenage Education Support Centre (SESC) provides exceptional support for its pupils. They thrive here.‘  It goes on to praise our curriculum… ‘The curriculum at SESC is hugely ambitious for every pupil. When pupils arrive, staff rigorously check what pupils know, and find out how they learn best. Staff identify how well pupils can read. They use this information to plan a tailored curriculum that precisely meets the needs of each pupil.

The remarks continue about our successes at the Centre… ‘Staff at SESC are relentless in their determination for every pupil to flourish.  SESC provides exceptional support for families and local schools.

It is through our collective efforts and partnership with all stakeholders and the community that we have achieved this outstanding recognition from Ofsted.


An inherent part of our curriculum is preparing students for the world of work. In KS3 cross-curriculum ‘get work ready’ activities are embedded in practice. In KS4, students participate in a Work Experience placement once a week.

These placements form part of the KS4 curriculum and equip students with the necessary skills, contacts and expectations to progress successfully to their next destination.

Students’ safety is paramount, especially online safety. There are various online resources to which we have links on our E-safety page. Students participate in group sessions on the subject with outside speakers and teaching staff.

Benefits of Stevenage Education Support Centre

Excellent Leadership
Committed Teachers
Caring environment
Fantastic Facilities
Secure and Safe premises
Advanced ICT suites

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

Check our lists of vacancies