I could not be happier with the school and the staff. I'm so grateful for everything they've already done and continuing to do to help my daughter through a very important time in her life. ACE Bretonside should be rewarded for their amazing work.


Ofsted rating: Good

Pupils make good progress. They frequently gain a range of qualifications and leave ACE for a variety of appropriate destinations. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), including those with mental health needs, do well.

Pupils’ attendance improves considerably. Pupils learn to manage their emotions and behaviour. Pupils develop pride in their work.

The high staff-pupil ratio means that staff know pupils very well. Strong relationships mean that pupils are kept on task, given confidence and challenged to complete work.  Pupils shared with inspectors how well staff support them to extend their answers and achieve higher marks or provide activities which mean that they will be successful when they return to mainstream schools.

Pupils gain a range of qualifications. Most pupils leave with a qualification in English and mathematics at entry level or GCSE. Many achieve qualifications in other subjects, such as citizenship, humanities and science, as well as vocational subjects.

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