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Our Aims and Ethos

To provide an ambitious and inclusive curriculum for our most vulnerable learners in an environment tailored to meet their needs and enable them to meet their full potential and equip them for life.


by creating a community where all voices are heard and valued


learners in their education in a way suited to them.


to give all learners an opportunity to succeed and achieve a holistic education.

Our Curriculum

We provide GCES in:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Combined Science

In addition to the GCSE courses students also complete a BTEC in Personal Growth and Wellbeing. 

We aim to make our curriculum bespoke to the learner in the provision, so other GCSEs and qualifications may be available.

Once students enter year 10, we also look to coordinate work experience placements for them to support their career development.


Students engage in a range of co-curricular activities to support their personal development, including cooking, horticulture, and career education with Newcastle United Futures.

Contact & Referral

We offer a limited number of external placements.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our alternative provision. Call 01434 610300, or send an email to either hcurry@qehs.net or emcglasson@qehs.net

Referral Application

If you would like to make a referral to the QEHS Alternative Provision please complete the form using the link below to request a place.

Referral Form

Hattie Curry





Emily MCGlasson

Specialist SEMH and Alternative Provision Teacher


Behaviour Expectations

    • Uniform

      We expect our students to wear comfortable, dark plain clothing. Students can wear trainers and are expected to bring an outer layer.

    • Attendance

      Students are due to be in school by 9:30am. If students would like breakfast, they are welcome to attend from 9:00am. The day finishes at 3:00pm with an early finish at 2:30pm on Tuesday and we provide individual timetables for all students. Start and finish timings are subject to change due to partial timetables. £1 per week is given to the student’s gift card allowance if they have 100% attendance for that week.

    • Engagement

      Our students are expected to engage in all lessons and attempt all activities. Points are given for engagement which contribute to the student’s gift card allowance given at the end of term.

    • Phones & Devices

      Mobile phones should be handed in during breakfast each morning and will be stored securely by staff. They are returned to students at social times and at the end of the day.

    • Smoking & Vaping

      Our provision is a smoke-free site. Vapes, cigarettes, tobacco or lighters must be handed to the staff each morning and will be returned at the end of the day.

    • Social Times

      We are supporting our young people to prepare for life after school by developing timekeeping and personal responsibility. Our provision offers bespoke social space for students. Students are welcome to remain in the provision at break and lunchtimes but may also leave the site during these periods. Students sign out at main reception and are expected to return promptly at 1.20pm. Students have a direct contact number of our SEMH teacher and are expected to keep in touch with any concerns. Parents/Carers are immediately informed if students do not return on time.