£90,000 | Funding from 2016 to 2019

“Re-Entry helped me achieve my goals. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if I’d still been at school. They gave me confidence, especially the mentor support…”                                                                                       Pupil recently accepted on to an apprenticeship

Re-Entry is an alternative education provider in Wolverhampton. Operating from five centres across the city, the centres work with 150+ 4 to 16 year olds each year: all of them temporarily or permanently excluded from school.

Wolverhampton is a deprived, post-industrial city with a diverse ethnic mix: almost half of the pupils are eligible for free school meals; 30% either have special educational needs or have support from CAMHS; and 13% come from troubled families. Most are disaffected, disengaged and some have behavioural issues.

The aim is to reintegrate the pupils back into mainstream education by supporting them in small groups to improve their behaviour and attitudes, while keeping up with their studies. Of the 112 pupils leaving the centres last year, 92% returned to school or moved into further education or training.

Softer outcomes are also recorded through regular monitoring, and these too show improvement in pupils’ time at Re-Entry, for example in behaviour and well-being.