About us

Calderdale Pupil Referral Unit is a split-sited school working with primary (Stepping Stones on Occupation Lane) and secondary (The Whitley Phoenix Centre on Moorbottom Road) age pupils referred from schools across Calderdale.

We believe that our school should support our pupils and prepare them for the future by providing a framework of the core values, skills and knowledge that they will need to grow both socially and individually.

Our core purpose is

To promote positive behaviour and provide a continuum of support for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. We will strive to help our pupils develop into mature, successful young adults.

Our aims are

To endeavour to transform pupils’ behaviour and motivation and to develop the whole child spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.

To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to maximise each pupils’ potential for further learning in addition to the development of employment skills.

To provide all pupils with an appropriate and considered range of opportunities for them to gain personal fulfilment through learning. thus enabling them to make a successful return to mainstream education or enter into continued education and/or employment.

To promote the educational and social inclusion of our pupils by working in partnership with schools, parents, carers, specialist agencies and the wider community.

We do this by

  • Respecting and valuing each other and in working cooperatively.
  • Developing an understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses and increasing self-respect and self-discipline.
  • Fostering an appreciation and understanding of the core values of truth, hard work, compassion and consideration.
  • Enabling pupils to accept greater personal responsibility for their own actions.
  • Promoting opportunities for all through a challenging and appropriate curriculum.
  • Providing pupils with the opportunity to access nationally recognised accreditations.

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School Ethos

Primary Provision

Secondary Provision

Alternative Provisions