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Our mission is to provide accessible, approachable and aspirational support in a way that puts learners and their families at the heart of the decision-making process

Our Story

Founded by directors with a wealth of experience in engaging young people with additional needs, the Utopia model acknowledged that accelerated academic progress could be made by adopting a different approach.

Over the past 9 years Utopia has supported hundreds of young people with additional needs, gaining outcomes and supporting progression through Alternative Provision and wider work in the community. Our mission to provide Accessible, Approachable and Aspirational support using a person-centered approach has helped us to create a culture and environment of positivity and collaboration with learners and parents alike.

It is our responsibility to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment that learners can access with confidence. Our ability to build trusting and meaningful relationships helps us to affect positive change, helps young people to realise their potential and creates a sense of belonging for all learners who are part of our community.

Holistic Approach

At Utopia we have an experienced and dedicated team of staff who go above and beyond to support the young people we work with. Our staff ensure accelerated progress for all learners because we genuinely care.

We believe that holistic approaches to learning, that involve young people, parents/carers and multi agencies significantly improve engagement and the chance of long term positive change.

The Utopia curriculum places particular emphasis on

  • High levels of parent and carer engagement
  • Enhanced collaboration with professionals (i.e. Social workers, Therapists, Educational Psychologists)
  • Effective communication links between external agencies
  • A diverse curriculum offer
  • Age appropriate and relevant practical ‘life based’ activities
  • Supported transition to FE, work placements or Traineeships
  • Supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of it’s young people
Meet the team

With a wealth of experience in education settings, ranging from mainstream and SEND schools, to charity based youth development programmes and mental health support services our expertise enables us to engage and achieve positive outcomes for young people with a range of additional needs.

Staff are highly trained behaviour management specialists with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering alternative education provision to young people.

Chris Black Head Teacher
Kate English Lead
Glyn Art Lead/ Learning Support
Danny Cooke Operations Manager
Si Maths Lead
Dylan Learning Support
Philip Murray Deputy Headteacher
Kath Science Lead

Join our team

We work closely with the local community to provide exciting opportunities for our learners and welcome enquiries about joining our team.

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