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KS4 attend Alternative Provision every Wednesday
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I am training to be a therapy dog at SESC. I’m currently getting to know students in the Centre 3 days a week 🐾


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.

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.”


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

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