Published On: September 15, 2021|534 words|2.7 min read|
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Independent Education provider, Progress Schools, has officially opened the doors to their brand-new school in Wolverhampton.

The school will offer an alternative provision for young people in the local and surrounding areas who have been unable to remain in mainstream education. Through their bespoke and innovative curriculum, Progress Schools support their pupils to develop both academically and emotionally.

The new Wolverhampton site is the first Progress School to open in the West Midlands area, and is a welcomed addition to the community. The new school site was officially opened by Mayor Greg Brackenridge, who said;

‘’I am delighted to officially open the new Progress Schools site in Wolverhampton. The work that Progress Schools do goes beyond the minimum requirements of an alternative provision. Their commitment to building partnerships within the local community will enhance the education they provide for their young people. Each young person is entitled to a high-quality and effective education, despite their circumstances, and the team at Progress Schools are ready and able to provide a provision that has the young people at the heart of it.

‘’I look forward to working with Progress Schools to help them develop relationships within the local community and establish a foundation to support their students with the likes of enrichment opportunities. Good luck to the staff and students.’’

Alongside the Mayor, the Progress Schools Wolverhampton team were joined by Wolverhampton South-West MP, Stuart Anderson, who was keen to learn more about the independent education provider’s plans. Speaking at the event, Mr Anderson said;

“As a parent, I want to ensure that all children have a great start in life, with good schools, training opportunities, and personalised careers support. I was delighted to open the new Progress School in Wolverhampton, which will offer a broad and enriching programme of support for young people who may struggle in mainstream school or require extra support to fulfil their full potential. I look forward to working with the school in the years ahead as it serves our community.”

Speaking on the Wolverhampton opening, Progress Schools Managing Director, James Madine said;

‘’We are delighted to open the doors to our brand-new Progress School in Wolverhampton. The school will support local children who have found themselves unable to remain in mainstream education for a range of reasons.’’

‘’We are always looking for new locations for our schools so that we can ensure as many young people as possible have access to a high-quality and nurturing alternative education environment.’’

‘’I can’t wait to see the positive and long-lasting impact that we help to have on lives of those young people who will access our provision in the coming months and years.”

Progress Schools is a nationally based independent education provider, with 13 schools across England. The team is committed to supporting each of their students achieve, using their innovative approach to teaching to do just that.

Since opening the doors to their first school back in 2015, Progress Schools have become a leading alternative provision provider across England, with a growing national footprint in the sector. Their hard work was rewarded in January when their site in Liverpool was awarded an Educate Award for ‘Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School.’

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