About Archway Academy
Archway Pupil Referral Unit is a fully inclusive place of learning which ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally, physically and educationally.
As a Pupil Referral Unit, Archway welcomes pupils in KS3 and KS4 from across the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland, when they are unable to continue to attend their present school. This may be because they are permanently excluded or at risk of this, struggling to maintain attendance because of anxiety or crisis or new to the area. Archway provides placements according to individual needs, inclusive of ability and disability. These may be time-limited where pupils are supported to return to their own or another school or longer term, where pupils require a multi-agency assessment of their needs or are unable to return to school as a result of continued anxiety. We actively share information with schools and agencies to ensure that students moving on are supported as much as possible.
Parents cannot apply directly to Archway because we are a Pupil Referral Unit. Professionals complete a referral form – this is generally managed by the Academies or Redcar and Cleveland Inclusion Team – and these are submitted to a panel who meet every three weeks to consider placements. However we are very willing to meet parents/carers and show them around Archway if their child has been identified as requiring a place with us.
Archway has close links with schools and academies within Redcar and Cleveland as well as other outside agencies.
Our Mission Statement is: ‘All learning is an Archway to success’ which reflects our desire to ensure that all pupils, regardless of needs, access education that is appropriate to their needs. For those who are with us longer, we link with outside agencies to provide multi-agency responses to need as well as connections with further education training agencies and local colleges.