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Phoenix Independent School

Phoenix Independent School provides personalised learning pathways for young people leading to accredited qualifications. 

Each young person’s personal learning plan is tailored carefully to allow achievement in line with expected progress based on prior attainment data and as identified through school target setting.

Our team is made up of qualified teachers and staff with experience of leadership, classroom teaching special educational needs and English as an additional language in mainstream and special schools.  We have specialist teachers in English, Maths, Science, History, Sport, Drama, ICT, Business Studies & Economics who are all well equipped to offer appropriate and challenging teaching at all levels. 

We also offer tailored learning pathways for students with Education Health and Care Plans, integrating appropriate intervention support relating to Education Health and Care Plan objectives. 

We have a dedicated welfare team to coordinate student referrals and ensure appropriate student access to external support agencies. The team also liaise closely with Social Care and the Family Matters Team, implementing and overseeing the Early Help Process as necessary.

In 2018 we received our first Ofsted Inspection where we were judged as good with outstanding features. 

Qualifications available:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Religious Education
  • Arts Award 
  • BTEC Award in Sport
  • BTEC Tech Award in Health Social Care
  • BTEC Entry Level and Level 1 Programmes
  • Outdoor Education Programmes - John Muir & DofE

Access to additional courses/opportunities:

  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Mental health awareness
  • Positive parenting
  • Stimul8 - emotional skills programme
  • First aid
  • Careers and financial awareness
  • Sexual health
  • Cookery and food hygiene

Who can use our service?

It is aimed at any child in Key Stage 4 not accessing education where a small group setting is more appropriate.

Are there any costs?

Access to all programmes can be provided on a full or part-time basis to suit the needs of each young person.

Transport can be provided at an additional cost but it is expected that the majority of young people will ultimately take responsibility for independently travelling to and from the school.

All breakfast, drinks/lunch and snacks are provided.

Phoenix U16 offers provision between 8.00 am until 4.30 pm each weekday.

How do I refer?

Pre-admission meetings to establish appropriate learning plan and support needs.

What happens when I become an adult?

Students are supported throughout with impartial and ongoing careers support and guidance.  Supported in exploring opportunities, applications and interviews.

Where do I go for more information?

Referral contact:  Shelley Jamieson or Stephanie Hardman


Telephone: 01782 922306

Take a look at our prospectus in the download section.


We are on Staffordshire County Council's list of alternative providers for full and part time alternative provision and tutoring.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Stephanie Hardman
Contact Position
Vice Principal
01782 922306
Secondary E-mail


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