Key Information

The Secondary Frome provision provides:

Short stay, full time education for young people who live in South Gloucestershire and have been permanently excluded (PEX) from one school in Years 7 to 11. 

  • Short stay placements are admitted within 6 days of a PEX and typically stay for up to 7 weeks, depending upon the dates of the ‘Fair Access Panel’ FAP meeting. 
  • Short stay students :
    • will move on to a second mainstream school as a result of the decision made by the ‘Fair Access Panel’ (FAP) which is made up of three serving headteachers from South Gloucestershire Secondary Schools.
    • will have access to a core curriculum offer including English, Maths, Science, PE, PSHE, DT and Art.
    • will also complete a programme of skills that focus on developing social skills, mentoring and self-regulating techniques, to support a successful transition to the second mainstream school placement.

Long stay, full time education for students :

  • who have been permanently excluded from two mainstream schools. These students will remain at PLC unless they are in receipt of an EHCP.
  • when professionals involved with the student believe it is not appropriate for them to return directly to a mainstream school immediately.
  • who are in receipt of an ‘Education Health Care Plan’ (EHCP) and waiting for a placement in a specialist provision.
  • who are undergoing an Education, Health and Care needs assessment (EHCna). These students will remain at PLC until the EHCna has been completed and a suitable provision can be agreed.
  • long stay students have access to a core curriculum offer including English, Maths, Science, PE, PSHE, DT and Art
  • long stay students have access to greater flexibility in their programmes. In addition to the core offer they can complete a range of enrichment programmes in life skills, forest schools, music technology, cooking, sports, work experience and careers guidance. As well as access to taster courses such as construction, plumbing, mechanics, hair and beauty etc. They also have access to additional GCSE options such as Geography, Photography, Computing. Please see Options page.
  • In a small number of cases it may be appropriate for long stay students to complete their programme off site. In all cases, the quality of the programme is closely monitored.
  • All students also have access to a range of intervention programmes and mentoring that focus on developing social skills, coping strategies, self-regulating techniques and CEIAG guidance, to support a successful transition to Post 16 provision.

PLease see curriculum map.