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Monday 31st January to Wednesday 2nd February

We are keen to make this Mock Exam experience as much like the real GCSE exams as possible; therefore students will be expected to adhere to exam rules and regulations.

Students have been informed of the importance of these exams to use them as a positive learning experience in preparation for the real thing.

Teachers will be preparing students for the Mock Exams during lessons this week therefore punctuality and attendance are vital.  Students will be provided with an exam timetable later in the week.

We are very aware that Mock Exams can be a pressured and anxious time for many students. Please be assured that we are supporting students for these exams carefully and always have their wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. If you do feel that your child is struggling more than expected however, please do get in touch and let us know.


Jayne Whitehouse

Teaching and Learning Lead

Students will sit exams in the following subjects:

  • English Language                   

  • English Literature

  • Maths

  • Biology

  • History

  • Citizenship

  • ICT

  • Options:   PE and Media



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Terry Breen


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 seventy 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." 

Terry Breen

Executive Head Teacher and Director



“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.”

Ofsted 2019