Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, state-of-the-art youth facility based in Wigan town centre. It offers young people from across greater Manchester the opportunity to learn new skills, experience new opportunities and access the support they need to achieve their full potential. With our main aim as an education provider to educate and guide those who are not necessarily suited to mainstream learning, the youth zone formed the perfect site for our new school that opened earlier this academic year.
“Teenagers are able to access the huge benefits of the facilities in an accessible central location, including spacious classrooms with usage of touch screen technology. The sports facilities are essential for delivering high quality BTEC Sport lessons with an astro turf, climbing wall, Skate Park and more. The Youth Zone really has all bases covered” said Senior Tutor and Teaching Assistant at the Wigan School.
Disengaged young people will be placed into our provision to progress their skills for a more positive future. The Youth Zone provides a friendly environment for learning in small groups, including; vocational BTECs, functional skills in Maths, English and IT, as well as subjects surrounding careers and personal development.
Progress Schools Chief Executive James Madine said: “Following the success of Progress Schools in the 16/17 academic year, to open up a newly registered independent school which is purposely built to support the young people of Wigan to reach their maximum potential, is fantastic.”
“Progress Schools is geared towards becoming the outstanding alternative education provider of choice for those young people who need a different approach to mainstream in order to maximise their opportunities of becoming economically active at 16.”
“The combined academic, vocational and pastoral approach means that the young people of Wigan will now have more resources and individualistic support to develop as an individual ready to contribute to their society and community.”
During each students time here we aim to develop them both academically and as people. We’ll be addressing issues of their behaviour and school attendance with our main goal getting them back into full-time mainstream education so they can become happy and fulfilled young adults.