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 February 2018. 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 enquiries@pilgrim.lincs.sch.uk Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.

 

Evie Toombes was taught in the home. She suffers from Spina Bifida and has a number of associated illnesses including gastric problems. Evie left us in the summer of 2017 having completed her GCSEs with us. She was recently nominated to receive a ‘WellChild’ award and got to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the awards’ ceremony. She presented them with a book she has written that helps educate on hidden disability. A character in the book is a nod to the support offered to her by our member of staff noted in the story below. Evie spends part of her time educating young people about hidden disabilities and lives by the motto ‘Find a way, not an excuse’. What an inspiration!!

Evie Toombes with Duke & Duchess of Sussex

 

When I first joined he Pilgrim Hospital  school I was in and out of hospital frequently, attempting to juggle numerous subjects with little help and support from my main stream school. A decline in health left me falling behind (especially in maths) and with little motivation to continue when my school was unable to offer sufficient resources to get me back on track. 

My first few lessons with Paul, an enthusiastic and engaging teacher helped reintroduce me to finding my subjects fun and built my confidence to manage schoolwork efficiently when in hospital or away from home. 

A day I'll never forget is when my teacher Paul, who I'd merely met twice before travelled to my hospital to teach me. My mum gave Paul the all clear to come, not knowing the distressing morning I'd had with my health and treatments earlier that day. I proceeded to lock myself in the bathroom, feeling overwhelmed by so many things going wrong and not wanting to do maths for 2 hours. Paul spent 2 hours talking to me through the toilet door, not about school or homework but just helping me to realise there is no pressure, some teachers do really care and that the hospital school is about more than working from a textbook. 

I went on to sit and pass my GCSE maths paper a year early just 2months later thanks to the ongoing support, help and teaching at Pilgrim Hospital school. It not only gave me confidence but also the tools to manage schoolwork when poorly, knowing it's okay to take a break and that with the right support so many things are possible.

 

Latest News

School Hoodie Shop Open!

Just to make you all aware the shop is open gain for people to buy Pilgrim hoodies/polo tops! Just click on the link below to order!

https://www.leavershoodies.com/shop/the-pilgrim-school-store-2020

Excerpts from message from a Proud Parent as pupil completes yr11

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Dear Mr Barnes

I am writing to you on what is our daughter’s last official day at Pilgrim.

Thankfully, it is our pleasure, as parents, to witness that because Pilgrim School opened its arms to our daughter and welcomed her into the school she is leaving today as a much more stable, happy, and positive young lady. This is thanks to outstanding patience, guidance and above all understanding from all involved.

 

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum - SEND Survey update

LPCF SEND Survey Results out now

Just to let you know that both our parent carer survey and SENCo survey have now been published and are on the library page of our website. Please click on the link https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/P_Info_Library.php to access.

KS3 Amber Hill - Indoor Bowling

Pupils at Amber Hill enjoyed a fun game of Indoor Ten Pin Bowling.

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KS3 Bowling

Parents SEN support group online - LPCF AGM Thursday at 10.30am

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LPCF is holding our AGM this Thursday at 10.30 and you are invited to join us on Zoom.

Just click on the link, its simple and you can join from the comfort of your armchair – with a cuppa! 

www.lincspcf.org.uk


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