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This page provides you with information about the educational experience offered to pupils at The Alyssa School, an Independent School and Alternative Education provider working with Pupil Connect and Birmingham Local Authority.
Our mission is to engage 14-16 year olds who are 'switched off' from school, do not have a school place or are newly arrived in the UK, and whose level of English is a significant barrier to learning and achievement.
The Alyssa School aims to provide a complete education and meet the individual needs of all of its pupils. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to go out into the world and succeed.
Gaining a range of valuable qualifications is central to the work of the school. All pupils will have opportunities to work towards national qualifications in:
· ESOL and Communication
· Literacy (Reading and Writing)
· Numeracy (Mathematics)
· Information Technology
· Physical Education
· Citizenship and Life Skills
· Careers Education
We expect a lot from our pupils: your child will be expected to work hard, learn as much as possible and achieve the best that they can in their examinations.
The Alyssa School has an excellent record for attendance, punctuality and examination results. Every pupil left last year with more than four qualifications; 39% of our pupils went to a College of Further Education, 29% went onto the ‘Entry 2 Employment’ course in our sister college (Biettec) and 32%, who were still under 16, chose to come back and continue learning at the school.
Pupils are encouraged to become a part of the life of the school and engage in House activities and take responsible positions e.g. becoming a prefect or a librarian. We hope that pupils will involve themselves in school and community projects and represent the school in sports and charity events.
We are committed to working with parents and carers to make sure that every pupil enjoys their education and benefits fully from the time they spend with us. We look forward to meeting parents and carers at our Discussion Days and Presentations and we welcome communication at any time by letter, telephone or email. Please do not hesitate to contact us using the relevant link.