Schools within our trust:

Engage Academy

Reach Academy

Ethos College

Ethos Academy Trust

Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor,
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4QS

Ethos College

Welcome to Ethos College, Rebecca Smith, Headteacher

Ethos College is a school providing longer term full time education to Key Stage 4 pupils (ages 14 to 16) with wide ranging Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Additional 1:1 teaching is also available for a small number of pupils across Key Stages 1 to 4 who are referred with medical needs or those whose needs are more complex.

At Ethos College we recognise that children and young people may present themselves in a variety of ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated from their friends and studies through to displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviours. For many young people these behaviours may reflect underlying mental health needs.

Our school:

The staff team at Ethos College are skilled at working with young people with need across the SEMH range. In partnership with parents, carers and other professionals, Ethos College takes a holistic approach to ensuring a young person’s needs are identified accurately upon arrival and then met through a curriculum which addresses academic needs as well as SEMH needs through targeted and additional interventions.

Throughout their time with us at Ethos College parents, carers and guardians receive regular contact with core staff to provide an update on academic progress and SEMH wellbeing. This is usually done by phone but also includes meetings in school and / or at home.

Our mission at Ethos College is to create a secure and stimulating learning environment in which all students are valued and respected, their learning is promoted and their strengths are nurtured.

Our focus is to prepare young people for transition to post-16 education, employment or training. We achieve this by nurturing pupils within our safe and supportive environment to enable them to learn effectively.  Our broad and varied curriculum provides wide ranging opportunities to secure qualifications that provide progression pathways to a variety of colleges within Kirklees and beyond.


In February 2017 the College was awarded an Outstanding judgement by Ofsted.

In April 2018 we received the 360 Safe Online Safety Award.

Please click here to visit the Ethos College website.