Delivering programmes to young people through our own schools and vocational centers.

Applying To Expanse

Expanse Learning is an alternative education provider. This means we deliver programmes to young people through our own schools and vocational centers.


We cater for young people aged 14-16 who may be struggling at school, at risk of permanent exclusion or have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), mental health (SEMH) and those with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties (ESBD) and require extra support. You must be directly referred to us from school or another referral body like a Pupil Referral Unit or


Our curriculum is tailored to meet your individual needs. It includes a strong emphasis on preparation for adulthood and employment skills development. English and maths runs alongside a broad curriculum including Personal Social Health Citizenship Education (PSHCE), vocational studies in a variety of occupations and extra support related to Careers Education and Information, Advice & Guidance which will help you make a successful transition after leaving school. You’ll learn in small study groups (max eight students) and have an individual learning plan tailored to your goals.

Local Offer

We offer flexible start dates throughout the year. You can join us for one term or a whole academic year, for one day to five days a week depending on your needs.

Specialist provider and support

Expanse are a Independent specialist provider of pre and post 16 education, health and care. For more information of the types of specialist support we can offer please take a look at our services page here.

If you are a parent or career and would like to find out more information on Pre 16 Alternative Education programmes for schools, contact us using the form below.

If you are a schools or other professional body and would like to discuss Expanse Alternative Education Provison please contact:
Richard King
Development Director
Pre 16 AE Lead
01942 877 715