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New Direction offers ongoing education for 16 – 25 yrs with EHC plans where the Local Authority and Students wish to continue at New Direction.  We offer a caring, nurturing provision for those with learning difficulties whether based on emotional, social or behaviour difficulties, with specialist provision for those with attachment disorders.  Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD) is provided as a therapeutic intervention.  This can be accessed as part of the timetable or in separate sessions.  New Direction is also a Pony Club Linked Centre therefore is able to offer a variety of Pony Club qualifications and awards.


Students will be given an individualised Study plan focusing on which subjects they wish to study. We can offer GCSE in Maths, English and Biology for those who haven’t achieved this yet. We also offer Functional skills in Maths and English where this is more appropriate. We also wish to meet students individual study needs so if a student has a desire to study a specific subject or proceed to A-level we will look to meet this need where we can, even if this means sourcing expertise in a certain area.