It's not about where you've come from,

it's about where you're going.

Engage, Educate and Enable are three powerful principles that underpin our work with pupils who have previously found education challenging. Together we will achieve.

The Spinney... caters for (students) who have failed to succeed in any other placement. (Ofsted 2016)


"At The Spinney, we believe passionately in giving every student a fresh start and a chance to re-engage with their education regardless of previous experiences. All students have a chance to grow; academically, emotionally and socially. We are proud to be able to support our students on their journey to becoming well-round, responsible and independent citizens."                        - Paul Smith