At Foundry College we are committed to improving the aspirations and life chances of our students. Our aim is to enable our students to re-engage with mainstream learning if appropriate and if not, to map alternative learning pathways such that they are able to progress through their education journey, achieving successful outcomes. We treat each young person as an individual and tailor their experience to optimise their strengths and interests, thus enhancing both academic and personal development outcomes.
We are a Pupil Referral Unit with a difference. We provide timely, bespoke, learning and support packages for students, aged 5-16. We are able to deliver or facilitate a wide range of different academic and vocational opportunities, enabling students to achieve a wide range of qualifications.
We think positively, we believe in each other and we work in very close partnership with all our stakeholders to provide a smooth learning journey for all our students. Our staff are a dedicated and highly skilled team, passionate about enhancing opportunities for each and every young person. Together, we are the Foundry family and we are proud of our many successes.
Our commitment is to changing lives.
“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”
“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”
“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”
Student Outcomes 2018-19
The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.
Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum. We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise, personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.
Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.
One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.
One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard. The second student was disapplied by their home school.
The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.
All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths. 8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.
Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.
Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.
Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher
Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell
Tel: 0118 334 1510