Headteacher’s Welcome

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 providing 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.

Our aim is to assist the 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 re-integration. 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 ‘Back on Track’ Group for those young people who need a little refocusing on their school provision.

Our Outreach Service work with Secondary schools in Stevenage area to assist in preventing permanent exclusions and reducing the numbers of pupils at risk.

Added to this we also support our local schools in the development of their staff through Behaviour Support Network Groups and in providing training opportunities/experience allowing staff to build up knowledge and experience.

Visitors, whether parents or associated professionals, are always welcome.

James Anderson, Head of Centre

Our Services

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.

Respite provision and transition support are offered by Stevenage Education Support Centre

  • Key Stage 3 Full Time
  • Key Stage 4 Full Time
  • Restart
  • Outreach
  • Alternative Provision
  • Vocational Programme

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 equips 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 which we have links to on our Esafety page. Students participate in group sessions on the subject, both with outside speakers and teaching staff.


Positive feedback from Ofsted, parents/carers and members of our community: Stevenage ESC Ofsted Report 2017: “Regular lessons in English, mathematics and science enable pupils to make significant gains in their literacy, Numeracy and scientific understanding. Activities are linked well to everyday-life situations to make learning enjoyable, meaningful and relevant…””….pupils benefit greatly from the good teaching and intensive,one-to-one support provided for them. Individual plans enable staff to monitor how effectively each pupil is doing against the targets set for them.”