Oswaldtwistle School: ‘Making a difference’
Oswaldtwistle School is a friendly and welcoming 'Short Stay School' in the small town of Oswaldtwistle on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. We have skilled, dedicated and caring staff and students who are full of character and potential.
Most of our students have experienced difficulty coping in their mainstream school in terms of either their behaviour or emotional state. Whether they have been permanently excluded, are on an intervention placement from mainstream or have been referred to us through the East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service, we work hard, in partnership with the students themselves, their parents/carers and their mainstream schools where applicable, to help them achieve that potential. This may mean a successful return to mainstream, a college or alternative provision placement and/or work experience for part of key-stage 4 and completion of core GCSEs either on site with us or with the alternative provider.
The pathways we develop for our students are personalised and our aim is to support them to overcome their difficulties and successfully access continuing education, training or employment post 16, thus markedly improving their life chances. We do this with care, compassion and humour, building trust, self-esteem and confidence. We are proud that Oswaldtwistle School is making a difference to the lives of our young people.