Welcome to Engage Academy, Alison Ward, Headteacher
Engage Academy, previously known as the Primary Pupil Referral Service (PPRS), is a school for Kirklees primary aged children in Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) who are at risk of permanent exclusion and / or are permanently excluded from a mainstream school. A high percentage of our children have Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs along with undiagnosed complex needs. All pupils are assessed whilst with us and the majority receive an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) prior to going to their next school ensuring their needs are met in the future.
We offer a nurturing, safe inclusive and friendly environment where the building of trusting relationships is paramount. We have extremely high expectations and our pupils achieve good academic progress across the curriculum, with an emphasis placed on improving reading, writing and maths skills through personalised and creative learning opportunities.
We have a broad, creative curriculum that enables all pupils, regardless of need, to achieve their potential and thrive in their new schools. The curriculum aims to practically support pupils in wide ranging ways; building strong foundations for positive emotional health and well-being by providing opportunities to further enhance and celebrate their many skills and talents. Pupils previously disengaged from education re-engage with a new-found enthusiasm and zest for learning.