Welcome Message From the Headteacher
The governors, staff and I are delighted to introduce you to the work of our school.
The Pilgrim School is a Community Special School (Hospital School). We act on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council to fulfil their duties under Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act. This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a decision made by a medical practitioner.
We passionately believe that a child’s history is not their destiny; that a person’s current circumstance does not dictate their future. As a school we actively plan for and promote a child’s resilience and post traumatic growth – remembering that success in school is a powerful resilience factor in itself.
The school prides itself on its ability to personalise learning and support so that pupils make rapid progress, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being, as well as a wide range of other subjecs.
We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their mainstream school or to their next phase of learning.
As a hospital school we are not a school of choice; parents cannot apply for their child to come here. The decision of need rests with a medical practitioner but referrals are either sent in by a pupil’s school or through the county education out of schools team.
I hope that you find the website informative and interesting as it begins to describe the complex, but rewarding work the school does.
Steve Barnes, B.A. (Hons), MSc
The school was last inspected in November 2013. To view the report please follow the hyperlink on the ‘Links’ page. Alternatively, please call the office to request a hard copy. To contact The Pilgrim School, please call 01522 682319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.
Resilient Me continues to go from strength to strength with pupils having more opportunities than ever to access learning experiences beyond the normal Pilgrim environment. Pupils at Lincoln recently visited the Showroom in Lincoln to participate in the climbing wall activity.
The school acknowledged the two minute silence on Remembrance Day in different ways across the bases. In addition to this pupils were engaged in producing displays.
Click through to view display example and a poem written by one of our pupils.
Our annual Awards Evening was held at Sleaford Civic Centre on Thursday 20th October. It was a joy to welcome back so many of our leavers from the summer all looking very dapper in their ‘Sunday best’.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation visited the Sleaford base today. the aim of the visit is to promote to pupils the dangers of alchol an drug addicition. This powerful workshop imapcts deeply upon pupils as they begin to their life choices.
We are looking forward to celebrating both the academic and pastoral achievements of our pupils that we supported through to completion of their yr11 studies with us in 2016.
Quote of the week:
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt