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Support for children who feel unable to attend school

About La Passerelle

We're a small, short-stay, nurturing support team for secondary school age young people in Key Stages 3 and 4. We support students who feel unable to attend school because of a range of issues such as high anxiety.

Most of our students internalise their anxiety, find it difficult to attend and engage in life at their current school. Even though they really would like to be there.

La Passerelle supports students returning to their school by:

  • enhancing their personal wellbeing
  • getting back on track
  • improving their attendance
  • continuing their learning
  • liaising closely with outside agencies and host schools

How we support young people with anxiety

We offer a small, caring learning environment and provide opportunities for therapeutic support such as music therapy sessions. Capacity varies based on the needs of the students attending the sessions.

Our curriculum focuses on:

  • Maths and English provided by the host school
  • developing resilience, confidence and inter-personal skills offered by an in-house team and professional partners

The curriculum is delivered through small group work and 1 to 1 sessions based on personalised plans, with a nurture group philosophy and holistic focus.

Our approach supports the student, family, and school. As we know that progress is made when everyone around the student feels supported.

How to access La Passerelle

Referrals to La Passerelle are made via Educational Welfare Officers. They will liaise with the Head of the EWO Service who will discuss with La Passerelle Secondary School.

If you're a student, parent or carer needing support and considering La Passerelle, you should talk to a school's member of staff or a professional already offering support.

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 872840

Email La Passerelle Team

Children and Families Hub

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