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Engagement | Resilience | Relationships

Welcome to the The Centre School, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire. We are a SEMH special school providing education for approx 130 students with EHCP’s from across Cambridgeshire. The School opened in January 2009 and is part of the Astrea Academy Trust. We operate a creative curriculum that offers a balance of learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

Our approach at The Centre School

Sue Raven

The curriculum aims to produce young people that are successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. A range of accreditation is used at both key stages in order to ensure that life chances are enhanced for all students. Progression, either within our own 6th form, or with other providers, is a priority for the school.

What we offer at The Centre School

The Centre School will offer a positive educational experience that cultivates high self-esteem and ensures that all members of the school community can take advantage of both learning, and leisure opportunities to make good progress and prepare them for the next stage of life.

Our school offers students:

  • Learning that will provide them with the functional skills for everyday life beyond the school.
  • Effective teaching that enables students to make progress.
  • A learning environment that promotes an understanding that in any establishment there has to be boundaries, discipline and routine.
  • Opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability both in and out of the classroom.
  • Opportunities to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
  • Appropriate adult relationships that offer positive feedback and interaction.
  • The opportunity to build relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
  • An education that values all, and respects diversity.
  • Opportunities to explore emotions and an understanding of how behaviour impacts on others.
  • A variety of learning experiences.

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