Brentwood Community College is a Post 19 provision co-sited with Brentwood School. It opened in September 2016 to provide a local alternative for students at 19 who are still making educational progress. Currently the majority of students who attend the College have also attended Brentwood School.
Students are admitted to the College following a suitability assessment carried out in conjunction with the local authority. Considerations are the students’ ability, SEN, health needs, the efficient use of resources and the efficient education of others. If it is felt that we can meet the needs of the student and that it is an appropriate placement which is in the student’s best interests, then Trafford LA will name the provision on the students’ EHC Plan.
The College provides a rich and varied learning environment whilst also meeting the additional needs of the students including sensory, behavioural, health and communication needs. The College has the benefit of access to Brentwood School’s specialist facilities as well as its own learning spaces and extensive outdoor areas. There are opportunities for community access, internal and external work experiences and volunteering. The course is designed to support students’ learning, development and progression into adult life. The first year is 5 days a week attendance dropping to 4 days in subsequent years, allowing for a planned transition into social care provision.
Students will be facilitated to
Work towards the agreed outcomes on their Education Health Care Plan
Integrate fully into our classroom provision
Access the community for work experience, community activities and leisure
Participate in curriculum activities
Students must be able to be work alongside other vulnerable young people in a mixed College/School environment