Academy Information

Youth Challenge provides education to Primary and Secondary pupils who have either been excluded from school, or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

The Youth Challenge Primary Provision provides part time places for up to 24 pupils, with classroom education at the Smithills site and support back in the pupil’s mainstream school.

The Secondary provision supports up to 80 pupils, with a combination of classroom, vocational and one to one education. The Unit focuses upon giving pupils the opportunity for a fresh start in life and aims to facilitate their re-integration back into mainstream education, where at all possible.

I have had the privilege of leading Youth Challenge since 2014. I have been a member of the Youth Challenge team since 2008 working in a variety of roles, all of which have enhanced my experience of working with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Youth Challenge believes in fresh starts  and creating positive educational experiences for both our young people and parents. Re-engaging young people into education and preparing them for their next steps, be this back in mainstream school, special provision or post 16 remains at the forefront of what we do.

Through the delivery of personalised packages of learning we aim to meet the individual needs of our young people to ensure they have successful futures.

We pride ourselves on our creativity, commitment and our passion to help young people celebrate success to become the best they can be.

Rebecca Leonard

Vice Principal / Academy Lead

The Youth Challenge Secondary provision is governed by the Secondary Behaviour Local Governing Body, whose membership can be found here: Secondary Behaviour Local Governing Body.

Specific Policies Relating To Youth Challenge Secondary

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