Foundry College is able to offer Theraplay sessions with our qualified practitioners:

Sandra Ostridge –  Certified Theraplay Therapist.
Amy Ince-Gooding –  Certified Intermediate Theraplay Practitioner.
Louise Brookes –  Certified Foundation Theraplay Practitioner.

What is Theraplay?

Family work/Theraplay ® consisting of a Behaviour Specialist trained to deliver family sessions using Theraplay Techniques, working on site in our relaxing and engaging Therapy room.

Theraplay is a structured therapeutic intervention for children and their parents. Its goal is to enhance attachment, self-esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement. The sessions are fun, physical, personal and interactive and replicate the natural, healthy interaction between parents and young children.

Children can be referred for a wide variety of problems including withdrawn or depressed behaviour, overactive – aggressive behaviour, temper tantrums, phobias, and difficulty socialising and making friends. Children are also referred for various behaviour and interpersonal problems resulting from learning disabilities, developmental delays, and pervasive developmental disorders or Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Because of its focus on attachment and relationship development this intervention is used successfully with foster and adoptive families as well as with those children experiencing attachment difficulties.

If you would like to further information on Theraplay and how it can be accessed, please contact  

Ofsted commented;

“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.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

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.

Year 11

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








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Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

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