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Tunmarsh school will be closed for the summer break from 1pm on the 19th July 2017 and will reopen to students on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 8.30am. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:53:42 +0100

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We offer a range of educational programmes for young people unable to attend their mainstream school. Our aim is to help remove barriers to learning through an individualised response to our pupil's needs. We passionately believe in giving young people every opportunity to learn and succeed in our friendly, supportive school. Visit website

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Learner Stories

Learner Stories

Comments from students

When I first came here it felt like family, everyone was nice to me and I fit right in. The school have supported me all the way, you never feel left out. I am proud to be coming to New Directions and I thank the head teacher for taking me on board. If you were a student at New Directions, everyday you came to school, by the end of that day, your smile would be the biggest one.

I enjoy being a student at New Directions. You learn new practical skills. In the school I feel safe and the staff are nice and caring. Year 10 Student

New Directions is a nice environment and nice people. - Year 10 Student

At New Directions the smaller groups mean you get more help and you get more work done. The students attitudes change (For the better) when they come here. - Year 10 Student

It's more relaxed, the staff are more on your level. You can joke with them but you don't take the mick. Staff help with your learning a lot. They will not give up on you! - Year 11 Leaver

At first you think it will be a bad school but during the experience you find it's actually a good education school and the teachers respect you in the way that doesn't sometimes happen in mainstream. - Year 10 Students

Staff are helpful and lovely. It has the best head teacher ever! - Year 11 Leaver

Parents comments


New Directions has understood my son and helped him more than any other School/PRU. They worked things around him, so he would attend. He has so much respect for the teachers as they listened and didn't assume he was just being naughty, they knew it was deeper. I am so proud of him and what he has achieved in such a short time. Thank you all so much.

Thank you for helping my child put her head down. I'm looking forward to the future and where she will go because of the hard work you have done with her.

During his stay in New Directions, I realise my son has done brilliantly, with the wonderful staff helping him all through his learning.

I would Like to thank all the staff for the support given to my child.

Wonderful staff and teachers who put everything above and beyond the line of duty. Great Team.


My Daughter has done well.

I am very thankful for New Directions for what they have done for my son, Continue to teach other students like they have taught my son.

The school has been brilliant at understanding my daughter’s needs.

Thank you all so much for your time and patience, My son has made great progress with your amazing team.

Can’t fault the education/teaching at New Directions. OUTSTANDING. Thank you