Building young people’s confidence in education and the future

PACE Education is an independent and specialist provider of alternative education, welcoming young people who have become disengaged from mainstream learning and/or those who have a statement of special educational needs. PACE offers personalised education to secondary age students at its school and education centres in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, and Bilston, West Midlands.

Most students at PACE are in KS3 and KS4, but their lessons aren’t restricted to the kind found in mainstream schools. From achieving GCSEs and key learning milestones to pursuing ASDAN qualifications and enjoying extra-curricular activities, there is plenty to get young people motivated.

Whether a student is part-time or full-time, PACE aims to get them ‘back on track’, reviving their passion for learning and for life. Young people are taught in small groups – a typical group size is four pupils with two members of staff supporting their individual needs. We can also provide one-to-one teaching where necessary. PACE is a non-denominational school for boys and girls.

We have assisted students who are subject to statements of needs, and supported young people who are looked after. Our staff are experienced and equipped to help youngsters working through social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

As well as providing tailored education packages and behaviour management programmes, PACE has established great working links with external agencies concerned with a young person's welfare. This includes: parents and carers; schools; local education authorities; SEN monitoring and assessment teams; youth offending services; children and young people's services; local police; the school nurse and health service; careers advice; alcohol and drug awareness teams; and CAMHS.

Most PACE students are from Staffordshire and the West Midlands, but we welcome people from outside these areas too. If you are interested in visiting PACE, or finding out how to obtain a placement, please get in touch with us. 

The PACE 10-Point Pledge

We aim to ensure that:

  1. Everyone is treated with respect, kindness and understanding.
  2. No-one is disadvantaged educationally.
  3. All young people are encouraged to achieve and feel confident in their abilities.
  4. Young people have constant encouragement and know they have the ability to succeed according to their abilities.
  5. Students are encouraged to persevere and to know how to cope positively with both success and failure.
  6. We provide education without fear or anxiety in a well-structured environment, with clear rules and boundaries in place.
  7. Young people feel sufficiently confident to question and discover, explore and investigate, reflect and understand all areas of their education.
  8. All young people have their needs met as part of a continuous educational process.
  9. Every young person has a Personalised Education Plan (PEP), Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) where appropriate.
  10. Our education is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
Address: Black Horse House, 3 Porthill Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 0LS
Tel No: 01782 616660
Email: pace.education@mail.com