Pendlebury Centre PRU

5 OUT OF 5

"Outstanding" OFSTED Judgements!
'Your school transforms lives...' (Jan 2017)

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Arts for Recovery in the Community (ARC)

What is ARC?

The Pendlebury Centre has a long established partnership with Arts for Recovery in the Community (ARC) in Reddish, Stockport.

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Forest Schools

What is Forest School?

Forest Schools is an approach to learning that takes students out of the traditional classroom setting and into local natural environments.

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'How can we stay safe online?'

At the Pendlebury Centre we place a strong emphasis on our young people developing the awareness and skills to stay safe online...

'What is Healthy Young Minds?'

Healthy Young Minds (formerly known as CAMHS) is the name for local child and adolescent mental health services...

'What are restorative approaches?'

As an integral part of its overall ethos, the Pendlebury Centre adopts ‘restorative approaches’ ...

Latest Pendlebury Centre Projects

  • Forest Schools Approach to Learning
    Forest Schools Approach to Learning

    During the 2016/2016 academic year, Pendlebury Centre will be providing our KS3 students with the opportunity to participate in Forest Schools sessions every Monday afternoon. Forest Schools is an...

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  • Which head are you wearing today?
    Which head are you wearing today?

    As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” At the Pendlebury Centre we place a big emphasis on our young people coming...

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Here at the Pendlebury Centre, we recognise that learning is about more than just what happens in the traditional classroom setting – what is learned outside of the...

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  • CPD, ITT and Support for Schools & PRUs
    CPD, ITT and Support for Schools & PRUs

    The Pendlebury Centre, as a PRU with a longstanding reputation for excellence, provides support and training for schools. The Pendlebury Centre is a National Support School and our...

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Message From The Head

Thank you for taking the time to read our website. We hope that by doing so you will begin to get a flavour of the warm, exciting and vibrant place that Pendlebury Centre is.

The Pendlebury Centre is a specialist multi-agency provision providing full-time placements and outreach support to students who require additional help with their social, emotional and mental health needs. We work in close partnership with our young people, parents / carers and professionals to help them cope and go some way to overcoming their difficulties – and most importantly, achieve their unique potential. We follow a clear protocol for referrals through Stockport’s Secondary Panel for Inclusion – information about this can be found at various points on the website.

Every day we are witness to great achievements from our students, facilitated by a diversity of innovative practice from our staff team. This practice has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted on five consecutive occasions and we are naturally proud of this – however, the greater prize is seeing our young people grow into caring, responsible and active members of society.

We cannot put everything we want to share with you in this website but hopefully we can provide an insight.

We also offer a wide range of support and training to our partners, through both our accredited mental health course and through more bespoke school-to-school support arrangements. We are a National Support School and we support other PRUs to improve their system leadership and general provision. We are also actively involved in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and we are a strategic partner with the Altius Alliance (Cheadle Hulme High School), Manchester Metropolitan University, Teach First and the University of Manchester. In October 2015, we received ‘Excellence in Assessment’ accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors for our work on the tracking of emotional-social development. For those colleagues wishing to find out more, please do get in touch.

‘Everyone has a black dog…’

If your black dog is getting too big and feels out of control, and you don’t have an adult you can talk to nearby,

you can contact ChildLine– they’re available on the phone and online…



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