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Swinton Aspire caters for a small number of students with very complex needs and Education Health Care Plans.


Key Stage 3 students follow a modified National Curriculum. They receive one mathematics and English lesson every day. Students follow programmes of study in Science, Humanities, Art Design Technology, PE and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE).

Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to study AQA English and mathematics to GCSE standard along with Functional Skills in English and mathematics where appropriate. KS4 students also have the opportunity to study the Personal Development and Employability Skills Qualification run by The Prince’s Trust. They also have the opportunity to follow vocational options in the following qualifications where appropriate:

NCFE Entry, Level 1 & Level 2 qualifications in Creative Craft (e.g. 600/4944/3)

NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (e.g. 600/4475/5)

NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Creative Hair Studies (e.g. 600/3477/4)

NCFE Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Caring for Children (e.g. 500/9010/0)

NOCN Entry, Level 1&2 qualifications in Construction Crafts (e.g. Multiskills) (601/6302/1)

NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Vocational Studies Sport and Leisure (e.g. 601/0156/8)


Some of these courses are delivered at our Hutton park site. Students also have the opportunity to follow a programme of Physical Education. Students in Year 11 receive impartial careers advice and guidance to support their transition to destinations after Rotherham Aspire.


Additionally, all students have access to an enrichment programme designed to build cultural capital amongst students and address some of the outcomes of the Preparing For Adulthood (P4A) programme.

Finally throughout their time with Aspire students will be connected to a dedicated Learning Mentor when needed, they will work closely with students and home, to help remove any barriers to their education.


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