Welcome to The Pinetree School website
Thank you for taking time to look at our website. Whether you are a prospective or current pupil, a parent/carer, a member of staff, or are just interested in what we do and how we work, we hope you will find the information here both useful and helpful.
Although our pupils are considered as both vulnerable and challenging, we at The Pinetree School have high expectations of every individual. They all have special or additional educational needs which are primarily based around a range of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. Our pupils’ needs are addressed through a number of teaching and learning strategies that include Quality First Teaching and targeted interventions which are underpinned by outstanding pastoral care and support.
The School data for the academic year 2016 – 17 shows that we have:
- 42% of our pupils have a Statement or EHCP
- 50% of our pupils are on Free School Meals (FSM)
- 58% of our pupils are in receipt of PP funding
Our curriculum is broad and balanced with pupils working towards a range of accreditations and qualifications including GCSEs.
Our Pastoral programme which includes a clear strategy for careers guidance and partnerships with employers is aimed at getting our pupils ready for the next stage of their education as well as promoting a wider range of progression routes available for our pupils. In addition, as a strong school community, we actively work together to create experiences and opportunities for our pupils relevant to their abilities, needs and future aspirations.
If you have any further questions or would like to talk to a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school. We are always keen to help in any way.
Sandra Govender – Head teacher