IMPACT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
How Impact Began
Impact Independent School was established in October 2010. We are an alternative provision for pupils aged 11-16 who would benefit from a placement away from their mainstream setting.
We started the school with the idea that too many young people were leaving school with no qualifications or lacking the skills required to cope after leaving.
When we started Impact Independent School, we had a cohort of around four to five students. This has steadily grown into an annual population of around one hundred and twenty students.
"Our ethos at Impact is the same today as it was when we first started - to empower young people educationally and emotionally. To promote inclusion and raise standards of behaviour and achievement through proactive early intervention."
Executive Head Teacher and Director
WELCOME TO IMPACT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
“How they learn, how we teach, impacts everything”
We take great pride in what the school has achieved over the years. We have been successful because of the main ethos running through the school, this ethos is shared by a committed team, who believe in it and implement it. The school’s ethos is to help young people participate in education again, when they have found themselves experiencing difficulties in
Impact offers an alternative; we are an inclusive school providing opportunities
to all. Students make good progress here, as our GCSE results reflect year after
year. We educate the Impact student more ways than academically; we also
place great emphasis on the pastoral and behaviour achievement of the
The academic ambitious student will find support here to grow and evolve as a person, whilst also achieving in their studies. Our collective aim is for students at Impact to leave here with the right skills to enter mainstream post 16 education or training or employment and also mainstream society.
Expectation is high – for us, of the students and for the students, of
“Leaders have created an extremely caring environment where pupils who
have had difficulties in other schools now regulate their behaviour and
commit themselves to learning.”