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The alternative school


The Alternative School welcomes young people who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education providing them with academic, practical and personal development support. Test Doc Link

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"Without The Spartans Community Football Academy I don’t think that I would have finished school. Now I’m looking forward to going to college."

Learning how to handle emotions

"I came to the Alternative School when my guidance teacher told me about it. I didn’t want to come at first, but I gave it a go. It’s different to school – Kari (PE Teacher) understands me and she helps me to deal with my anger. I can now keep my anger in and take it on the chin. The hardest thing was for me to stop acting like the kids when I was helping out doing PE at the primary schools. Now I am more confident, and I can be in charge of a class. The Spartans Community Football Academy made me realise what I wanted to do and I’m going to study sports coaching at college."

“In his two years with The Academy, Daniel completed his National 3 Maths, National 4 English, First Aid Certificate and NVQ Steps into Work Programme. We are all very proud of him and wish him all the best for the future.”

Kari Spence, Lead Teacher at the Alternative School


We support the learner journey of young people in our community by providing youth work and education support in local schools. We have an Alternative School based at The Academy where we welcome pupils who find mainstream education a challenge.

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