The school is based on two sites, one primary and one secondary. Primary-aged pupils are taught in mixed year groups, with other pupils who attend the pupil referral unit.

All students who attend NHLC have an EHCP related to their areas of need.  

Our most recent Ofsted report is below. We are really proud of the outcome and would like to thank staff, parents, carers, governors and students – as you are all part of the success that is New Horizons Learning Centre.

Read the full report – 2019 Short Ofsted Report

Quotes taken from the report:

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection.”

“Pupils are safe and make progress in their learning. Pupils who left the school at the end of Year 11 have moved on to further education or taken up apprenticeships. Some younger pupils have returned successfully to mainstream schools to complete their education.”

“Staff know pupils and their families well. They are a tightly knit group, supporting each other to ensure that pupils are safe, ready to learn and make progress in their studies.”

“Staff raise pupils’ awareness of the risks they may face, including when they are online. Links with specialist agencies are used to support this work. As a result, pupils feel safe.”

“Staff are skilled in identifying pupils’ social, emotional and mental health needs when they join the school. They craft bespoke programmes for each pupil, often involving specialist agencies and a wide range of therapies. Many pupils in the secondary phase find Skye, the school’s therapy dog, helpful in managing their own behaviour. Leaders monitor the impact of the support given to pupils diligently. This ensures that intervention support workers and student support workers are effectively deployed.”