At Craven PRS, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all of our individual pupils. Our skilled and experienced team ensure that pupils make rapid progress and close attainment gaps due to missed education.
We believe that good literacy and numeracy skills are essential to ensure academic success and also success in adult life. Our literacy and numeracy strategies are embedded into all aspects of the school curriculum. All teachers maximise opportunities to promote literacy and numeracy development across their own subject areas. The 'Drop Everything and Read' initative encourages pupils and staff to read for pleasure and the weekly 'Literacy Focus' addresses those persistent and common problems with spelling and writing. Keyworker time is used productively to further develop literacy, numeracy and personal skills.
'Soft skills' and 'transferable skills' are just as important as qualifications. All pupils are encouraged to attend whole-school themed days, sporting and cultural activities and other extracurricular activities. Teaching about British Values, SMSC and PSHCE is delivered through such activities as well as through timetabled lessons and assemblies.
At KS4, the emphasis is on preparing pupils to move on successfully to college courses and further training. Pupils enjoy a mix of academic and vocational courses with the aim of completing at least 5 high quality qualifications by the end of year 11, based on abilities and post-16 plans.
Initially, some pupils attend for a shorter schoolday, due to medical needs, but almost always access at least core subjects and PSHCE.
Occasionally, pupils are taught in the home, if they are not well enough to attend small group classes at the PRS. Many such pupils successfully sit GCSE exams and the PRS ensures that 'reasonable adjustments' are sought through the exam boards to make sure they are not disadvantaged.
Qualifications currently offered at Craven PRS include GCSE's, Entry Level Certificates, Functional Skills and BTEC programmes (dependent on pupil need). For further information, see:
As part of School Improvement Planning, we have expanded the range of courses on offer for the new academic year. New Motor Vehicle and Construction courses are available in addition to ECDL, English Literature, Home Cooking and Art.
Our excellent track record in securing outcomes for full-time and part-time pupils can be viewed at:
All PRS pupils receive expert careers advice, information and guidance. For more information, read the section on:
Craven Pupil Referral Service
The Snaygill Centre
Telephone: 01756 630495
Monday - Thursday
8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
You can also use our contact form.