Enrich Academy is a KS4 Alternative Provision (AP) Academy, providing education for Year 10 and 11 pupils, based over two sites in Wakefield – Crofton and South Kirkby. Enrich Academy joined the Ethos Academy Trust family of schools in May 2023. All our pupils at Enrich Academy have either been excluded from their mainstream school or are on a shorter step-out programme before returning to their mainstream school.
Whilst attending Enrich Academy, pupils benefit from safe, nurturing and inclusive approaches to learning, focusing either upon reintegration back into a mainstream environment or equipping pupils with the skills to access the next stage of their education. Social and emotional interventions sit alongside a broad and balanced curriculum offer to ensure maximum progress. Holistic progress is key for our pupils and the relationships fostered at Enrich Academy are essential components for our pupils’ future success.
Our pupils at Enrich Academy have typically struggled to succeed in mainstream education and we recognise that they may have gaps in both their learning as well as their social-emotional development upon arrival. Many of our pupils have Social Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) needs and we understand and work on the barriers to learning that these needs can present.
Our aim at Enrich Academy is to support the development of well-rounded individuals and to offer them the very best preparation for the next stage in their life journey at post-16. Our nurture-based philosophy underpins our practice and ensures that the individual needs of students are effectively met.
Our highly skilled and caring staff offer a curriculum appropriate to the needs of our pupils. Groups are small with a high staff-to-student ratio, enabling strong relationships to form the basis of their social and emotional learning, alongside academic achievement.
Quality First teaching sits alongside our other SEMH interventions. Our flexible approach is key in ensuring that pupils at Enrich Academy have the very best opportunity to succeed. Our curriculum is complimented by wider experiential learning and enrichment activities, opening up new experiences and opportunities that our pupils may not have had the chance to experience in the past. At Enrich Academy, the education of the whole pupil is key to future success.
Enrich Academy focuses upon preparing our pupils for the next stage in their learning and life, whatever that may be. Many of our pupils go on to post-16 study in Wakefield and beyond, and our curriculum provides qualifications which allow access to a broad range of progression pathways.
Enrich Academy offers a bespoke and individualised curriculum – flexibility is built in, in order that we can meet the individual and personalised needs of all pupils. Our curriculum is broad, and we place importance on the education of the whole pupil. We work in collaboration with other providers – mainstream schools and alternative providers – in order to further enrich the curriculum and to prepare our pupils for a successful transition to the next stage of their education. We offer core qualifications in GCSE Maths, English and Science, supported by further level two qualifications alongside Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills, Personal Development and Vocational Qualifications.
Outdoor Education and enrichment activities further broaden our curriculum offer in order to enable pupils to develop the skills required to be responsible both within education as well as within their communities. We know and understand our students’ learning levels, skills and abilities well and personalise the curriculum to meet their needs while also supporting and challenging them to fulfil their potential.