Kedleston Group has seen more students than ever achieve formal qualifications this year.
As a specialist education provider, Kedleston Group operates specialist residential and day schools across England, supporting young people with social emotional and mental health difficulties and autism spectrum conditions, many of whom had been out of formal education for some time before attending a Kedleston school.
The Group is this year celebrating its 13th birthday and the exam results have certainly been reason to celebrate as schools across the Group have seen their students achieve hundreds of formal qualifications including GCSEs and BTECs across a range of academic and vocational subjects during 2018-19.
Pupils celebrated successes in GCSEs including in mathematics, art, English and science as well as biology, photography, art & design, sociology and history.
The pupils also achieved BTECs, Foundation Studies, Entry Level and many other qualifications over the course of the year with some students achieving more than 11 meaningful qualifications each.
These successes and qualifications have seen 100% of leavers go on to further education, apprenticeships or employment with more than 75% going on to further education in a mainstream college.
There they will work towards careers in diverse areas including animal care, health and beauty, performing arts, construction, game design, travel and tourism, health and social care, carpentry, media. Other pupils are moving on to Sixth Form colleges where they will study for A-levels.
Dr. Lynda Mitchell, Director of Quality and Compliance (Education), said: “Year on year we see our students achieve greater and greater things as a result of their hard work, resilience and determination to fulfil their potential.
“Some of our students are celebrating the achievement of upwards of 11 meaningful qualifications each.
“That is an incredible achievement and something they should be very proud of. For those moving on to their next destination, we’re proud to say they have done so with a formal English and mathematics qualification, which are vital for on-going achievement and success.
“Across our schools we offer a wide range of qualifications, these are chosen by students to suit their individual goals and aspirations, these range from subjects such as health and social care through to animal care, equine studies and indoor climbing.
“Our aim is to support students to gain those qualifications and experiences they will need to move onto further academic or vocational study or employment.
“All our leavers have again secured placements in education, training or employment this year and we’re particularly pleased that the vast majority have moved onto mainstream colleges. This truly is a reason to celebrate in this our 13thbirthday year.”
Kedleston operates schools which provide educational settings for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Many of the students supported by the schools have experienced significant challenges during their education and in many cases, have been out of education for months or years before coming to a Kedleston school. The group has 12 schools and children’s homes across the country and will soon open its 13th, Mill School Bury.
The schools are focused on helping young people achieve the skills they need to succeed when they leave school, getting them ready for further education and the workplace.