Life Beyond School


We pride ourselves on preparing all our young people well for the next stage of their lives – academically, socially and emotionally. Through our life skills opportunities and PSHE lessons, our young people learn about budgeting, cooking, navigating public transport, relationships, and self-care for them and their home.

When our young people leave The Shires, we are committed to supporting them on their journey, whether that be moving home to parents, to adult residential care or placements in further education or a work placement. We help them to develop goals and ambitions for the future. With the support of their teachers and external careers advisers, we guide each young person through the range of available options. We believe that learning goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and we work with the local community to maximise opportunities for our young people.