Founded in September 2018, Cross Keys Learning became an Independent Special School, following the successful placements of learners with SEN needs and EHCP’s within the KMS tuition service.
Starting with ten students during its first academic year, the school increased its roll to fifteen in March 2020 and to twenty seven in September 2021.
Cross Keys Learning are registered to provide education for KS3 and KS4 learners (11-17 years). Our provision is designed to offer learning within small groups (5-7 per group), offering a broad and balanced alternative curriculum with a choice of pathways for KS4 learners. Although we can support pupils with a wide range of needs, our curriculum and provision are designed to support learners:
Our aim is for young people to develop a passion for learning and a level of independence which will prepare them for lifelong learning.
We offer a very supportive educational environment that is safe and flexible yet focused on accumulating academic and practical skills.
We have a highly skilled and experienced team that can provide support for each young person's individual needs enabling access to education and nurturing self-motivation. We provide a relaxed and friendly environment that has disciplined and clear boundaries.
We have a balanced and holistic approach to learning; our aim is to enable young people to think for themselves and motivate themselves. We believe in encouraging pupils to 'take ownership' of their studies by following active and varied learning experiences which will enable them to achieve success.
Building relationships is key for Cross Keys Learning, and all staff and management work together to create a friendly and caring environment that supports student’s in their day to day studies.
Students that have missed key areas of educational development will find opportunities to build and develop confidence educationally, emotionally and socially, because we have learnt that approaching education in varied and interesting way can inspire students to learn.
|First Day of Term||Last Day of Term|
Monday 4th September 2023 (staff only)
Tuesday 5th September 2023 (students return)
|Friday 13th October 2023|
|October Half Term - Monday 16th to Friday 27th October 2023|
Monday 30th October 2023
Friday 15th December 2023
(12:00 finish students only)
|Christmas Holiday – Monday 18th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024|
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
|Friday 9th February 2024|
|Half Term - Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024|
Monday 19th February 2024
|Thursday 28th March 2024|
|Easter Holiday – Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April 2024|
Monday 15th April 2024
|Friday 24th May 2024|
|May Bank Holiday – Monday 6th & Monday 27th May 2024|
|Half Term - Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024|
Monday 3rd June 2024
Wednesday 24th July 2024
(12:00 finish students only)
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