bespoke learning to help young people fulfil their potential

Inclusion Learning Centre - Pre 16

Inclusion Learning Centre’s objective is to help our learners achieve their potential by working with them in a non-school like environment and giving them individualised academic and emotional support tailored to their needs. 

Bespoke Learning for Young People

The Pre 16 Education Programme is designed for learners aged 11-16 who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and struggle with mainstream school.  These needs may include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, being victims of bullying and school refusers.  We also support learners with PDA and ASC.

Our mental health strategy underpins our work to ensure individual learner needs are met, safeguarding is effective and that mental health support is accessible to all.  Mentoring, listening and nurturing is embedded throughout our daily teaching and support and we also promote a Growth Mindset approach.

Creating Positive Change

Our sessions are developed to offer a mix of academic support, functional skills and emotional, social and mental health wellbeing – this ensures we can provide the individual academic and emotional holistic support for every learner.   This approach equips our learners with the skills, self-belief and motivation required to make positive changes and achieve qualifications.

e learning support to help young people (pre 16) with SEMH needs achieve their potential

We work hard to ensure each of our learners achieve their full potential – at whatever their individual attainment level. This means we work in collaboration with the referring school to offer access to the most suitable opportunities for that learner, be it our accredited Functional Skills exams or GCSEs (English Language and Maths).

For our younger learners (Years 7-9) we continue to develop our approach in collaboration with school, aiming towards the ultimate goal of transition back into mainstream or full-time education. 


Inclusion Learning Centre’s Head, Matthew Atkinson, said ‘the mental health and wellbeing of our learners are at the heart of everything we do at Inclusion Learning Centre. We provide a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment to rebuild confidence, self-esteem and resilience to enable learning and progress. Ultimately, our aim is to empower our learners to make positive choices for themselves knowing that a respectful, trusted and supportive team of staff will be there to enable them to succeed.”

See our video tour

Take a look at our tour of  the Centre with Matt, Head of Inclusion Learning to see a bit more about what you can expect when you join us.


Casper our Therapy Dog

Find out more

Take a look at some of the wonderful comments made by learners and families about ILC. All accompanied by an amazing song composed and performed by a former ILC learner.



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