Older pupils are encouraged to develop their skills as independent learners, for example through independent travel training. They are provided with extensive opportunities to get out into the community. Pupils attend alternative provision in colleges or with workplace providers which helps to build resilience. Staff work with colleges and providers well to ensure that pupils are taking qualifications which match their requirements and all pupils leave with appropriate external awards. As a result pupils are well prepared for their future employment, training or education and the vast maority of leavers move on to successful placements. (Ofsted 2016)