Principal's Welcome

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I am proud to welcome you to our website, outlining the work of our school in supporting vulnerable young people from across North Somerset. 

The Voyage Learning Campus opened in April 2013 for students from Year 1 through to Year 11. As a Pupil Referral Unit, we provide alternative provision for young people who are unable to attend mainstream school due to:

  • Medical or health reasons, or
  • Permanent exclusion from a mainstream school

As a school, we are highly committed to helping our young people, many of whom have faced significant challenges, to achieve more than they might believe is possible. Our team of dedicated teachers and support staff help children develop their resilience, confidence and academic potential, supporting them to develop positive relationships with adults and each other.  It is not always easy for some but we believe that progress is always possible.  As an alternative provision, we are able to offer a curriculum to our students that can be more flexible or personalised to individual needs.  This helps students gain in confidence and skills to enable a  move back into mainstream, or at times, specialist provision.  

The school is made up of 3 phases across 2 sites in Weston Super Mare:

  • Phase 1: Primary – Y7 students who have been excluded from school
  • Phase 2: Year 8-11 students who have been excluded from school
  • Phase 3: Students of all ages who require medical tuition (see 'making a referral for our service')

Many students who are referred to us return swiftly and successfully back to mainstream schools. Students who remain with us attain a wide range of formal qualifications and we have a successful record for our students accessing post 16 places at college, gaining apprenticeships or employment. We are proud to have played a small part of their longer educational journey and future life successes.

Emma Gundry, Principal