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We are a place of education, enrichment, and empowerment and want our students to leave us having had the best possible support that helps them to take their next step towards a positive destination. Our news and blogs not only capture some of these impacts but also reflects the work we do to help shape a brighter future for all young people, regardless of location, ability, or background.

Joe shines thanks to the support provided by Progress Schools

Alternative education provider After struggling to remain in mainstream education due to difficult circumstances, Joe found himself requiring the support of an alternative education provider, he was referred to his local Progress School where he would receive a more tailored and bespoke support to his education and well-being. Upon joining Progress Schools, Joe suffered from … Continue reading Joe shines thanks to the support provided by Progress Schools

Progress Schools named Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School at Educate Awards

Independent Education Provider in Liverpool Alternative education provider Progress Schools were overjoyed after being named as the ‘Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School’ at the virtual Educate Awards ceremony last week. The Independent Education Provider’s Liverpool based school were the lucky recipients of the award. Based inside the Fire Fit Hub in the heart … Continue reading Progress Schools named Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School at Educate Awards

Liam thrives at Progress Schools thanks to exceptional support system

Mainstream and Alternative Schools After being excluded from mainstream school for a one-off mistake, Liam began attending Progress Schools in November 2018, he settled in quickly and made friends with his peers. Despite his previous circumstances, Liam made the conscious choice not to let his previous error in judgement affect his future career prospects and … Continue reading Liam thrives at Progress Schools thanks to exceptional support system

Progress Schools joy after three Educate Awards nominations

Education Awards in England Progress Schools staff are bursting with pride after the Educate Awards nominee lists were revealed. The alternative? education provider has 11 school sites across England and secured three nominations across three separate categories for the esteemed awards. Their schools based in Hamilton Square – Wirral, The Hive – Wirral and Toxteth … Continue reading Progress Schools joy after three Educate Awards nominations

Coping with lockdown, mental health, and everything in between

Mental health tips during Covid-19 lockdown In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the future. Over the past 9 months, life as we know it has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. National restrictions have prevented us from enjoying the small luxuries in life like … Continue reading Coping with lockdown, mental health, and everything in between

Progress Schools gives back to multiple good causes

Progress Schools raise a whopping £541.76 towards Macmillan and Young Minds UK. Progress schools have been raising money for various charities across several of their sites. They are committed to giving back and making a real difference in their local communities. At Progress Schools one of their main purposes is to enable their students to … Continue reading Progress Schools gives back to multiple good causes

Katy flourishes thanks to Progress Schools intervention

Progress Schools - Independent school provider Katy, a Progress Schools student, has recently secured a place at college following the intervention and support received from the independent school provider. Katy, who has ADHD and ODD, requires support with focus and concentration which has led to behavioural issues in the past. However, since joining Progress Schools, her … Continue reading Katy flourishes thanks to Progress Schools intervention

Progress Schools bridges divide for young person during time of crisis

Supporting young people and families Progress School has recently come to the aid of one of their students (who for confidentially will be referred to as AD) and wider family unit after a physical altercation led to AD becoming temporarily homeless. Not sure who to turn to, AD’s mum contacted the Head of School to … Continue reading Progress Schools bridges divide for young person during time of crisis

Student struggling with isolation gains new social skills thanks to targeted support

A young persons route to success

A wonderful Christmas time at Progress Schools

As the term comes to a halt leading up to the Christmas break, it’s time to reflect on the amazing work both students and staff have been doing over the past month to get into the festive spirit. Here are our 5 g̶o̶l̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ favourite things… This Christmas, our Wirral school volunteered in The Hive … Continue reading A wonderful Christmas time at Progress Schools

Progress Schools opens in Greater Manchester

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 … Continue reading Progress Schools opens in Greater Manchester

A second chance to learn for Wirral youngsters

A second chance to learn for Wirral’s ‘problem’ youngsters Young people from Wirral are being given a second chance to learn through our new school initiative in the borough. In classrooms at The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead, vulnerable, disadvantaged and disengaged children are being given an alternative to conventional education along with opportunities to gain essential … Continue reading A second chance to learn for Wirral youngsters

Let the fundraising commence!

After a successful year of fundraising across the 16 – 17 academic year, we donated over £1000 to The Children’s Society to support the work they do for vulnerable young people across the country. This year, you may have heard we are raising money to support the RSPCA, helping them with all they do to … Continue reading Let the fundraising commence!

Learners and tutors run for the Hillsborough 96 for charity

Football rivalry was put aside when staff and students from Progress Schools in Liverpool joined the annual Run for the 96 charity event in memory of the Liverpool supporters who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Wearing either Liverpool-red or Everton-blue shirts, the team used the 5K run in Stanley Park, Anfield, as a way … Continue reading Learners and tutors run for the Hillsborough 96 for charity

Charlotte takes fundraising challenge to new heights

Fearless Charlotte Barton has taken Progress Schools’ fundraising challenge to new heights. Charlotte, the schools’ quality assurance manager, abseiled down the 127-metre Express Lift Tower in Northampton to raise money for The Children’s Society. After her experience, she said: “It was fantastic – and the views of Northampton were amazing. I’ve done abseiling and climbing … Continue reading Charlotte takes fundraising challenge to new heights

Progress Schools helped bring a summer of fun and fitness to young people

Hundreds of children have been having a summer of fun and fitness thanks to a new partnership with Progress Schools. Support for a ground-breaking school holiday project has ensured that the young people – many from families who would otherwise struggle to allow them to take part – can continue to enjoy sport, music and culture … Continue reading Progress Schools helped bring a summer of fun and fitness to young people