'Pupils’ emotional health improves strongly over time at Moorbridge'

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Pupil Referral Unit

Moorbridge is a Pupil Referral Unit and is part of NTSSS for KS3 and KS4 students living in North Tyneside.  Moorbridge operates within the ‘Children, Young People and Learning’ Directorate to provide education otherwise than at school for those students in KS3 and 4 who require ‘exceptional provision’ in accordance with the Education Act 1996 (Sec 19 (2) and Schedule 1)

The students at KS3 include those who are:  

  • Permanently excluded 

  • At risk of PX, 

  • Students with a medical or psychological assessment indicating a disorder, 

  • Students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where parental choice has requested Moorbridge, 

  • Statements of Special Educational Needs awaiting placement 

  • Students undergoing formal assessment for Special Educational Needs.  

  • Other students are admitted where places are available, if agreed as an appropriate placement.  

Within KS3 students are closely monitored by staff and taught in small groups, the main aim being to reintegrate into an appropriate school setting.

The students at KS4 are vulnerable, anxious students with some serious Medical or Mental Health issues who have found attendance at school extremely difficult and for whom this presents as a significant barrier to learning, but Moorbridge enables them to have a fresh start. Students study a range of GCSE subjects within the supportive setting and are prepared for transition to further education, training and the world of work.

Teaching, learning and pastoral care are maintained and developed. We have achieved GOOD in our recent OFSTED with many outstanding features.