The Appleby


Welcome from the Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Appleby Centre.

We are very fortunate to be piloting the first inclusion unit for Star Academies and we are incredibly proud of the opportunities that this will enable us to provide for our pupils so that they can move on successfully to the next stage of their education. In The Appleby Centre, our values are fundamental to everything we do. We believe in second chances, trauma-informed practice, unconditional positive regard and a culture of nurture and support. Our aim is to work with our pupils to identify their needs and provide the best possible opportunities for each individual so that they can develop and thrive in a climate of support, guidance and authentic care. We value the support of all of our families and believe that if we work in partnership, understand the collective challenges and face them together, then we can really make a difference.

The Appleby Centre is an inclusion provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Staffed by The Appleby Centre Manager and Higher-Level Teaching Assistants, we provide education for pupils from KS3 through to KS4. Pupils in KS4 will usually stay with us until the end of Y11 but at KS­3, we are working with our young people and their families on re-integrating them back into a whole-school setting. This means that we will work with your child to try to reintegrate them back into a mainstream school environment. There is no set time for this process and it will depend on each individual child or young person’s needs. We will keep you informed about your child’s progress and any plans for your child’s next steps in education. Regardless of their next steps, we aim for pupils to leave The Appleby Centre feeling valued, successful and ready to engage positively with their next steps.

Pupils will be assessed to identify any additional needs they may have. The Special Needs Co-Ordinator will work alongside The Appleby Centre staff to ensure these needs are met.

The Appleby Parent Handbook

The handbook for the Appleby Centre can be viewed here.