Celebrating Success - News about Former pupils:

Pupil A attended the Sleaford base and was the recepient of the Governor's Award at our Award ceremony last year. She has been featured in a local news article and we are all very proud of her.  

The 17-year-old was born with cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) – a birthmark that affects her blood vessels causing a net-like pattern on her skin and giving it a marbled appearance – as well as a port wine stain birthmark on her face, caused by Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Her condition also means she has internal birthmarks covering her organs. She has various medical complications related to these conditions and this and unfortunate bullying and associted anxiety has affected her self esteem and ability to access education in a mainstream setting.

She moved to our school...where she was supported.

Despite being hospitalised again in May 2018 and having to take her exams from her hospital bed, she managed to pass three GCSEs and two BTECs to secure a place at college. She is now doing a Level 2 beauty therapy course and hopes to go onto study to be a makeup artist in London later this year. Since starting the course, she has made so many new friends who are completely accepting of her birthmark and tell her how beautiful she is with and without makeup. Being surrounded by such a supportive group has seen her confidence bloom and for the first time in her life, she feels happy to show off her birthmark. She said: ‘Before I started college, I was in bad shape.‘But college has helped my confidence so much. Everyone is so lovely and accepting. ‘We had a day where we were all supposed to get facials and I was scared to take my makeup off in front of everyone but my tutor explained that I had a birthmark. ‘When I took my makeup off, everyone came up to me to tell me how beautiful I am without my makeup on. It made me so happy. ‘Since that day, I’ve been going out more and more without my makeup on. I’m a lot more confident just being me.


TL, a young man that we taught at Deepings Youth Centre

A member of staff bumped into him recently and writes:

I met TL, taught at Deeping Youth Centre, at Stamford Halfords where he was advising me on the right oil for my car!

He was very chatty, said he did a motor vehicle maintenance course at Boston when he left Pilgrim and now has an apprenticeship at Halfords.

He has a 6 month old son and says hi and thanks to everyone who supported him and that he knows he wouldn’t be where he was now without Pilgrim.



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They completed it over two days with one overnight camping.

They have thoroughly enjoyed it but are exhausted!

Click through to read highlights noted by pupils.

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News of Past Pupils

We recently received an email from a previous pupil a section of which has been copied and can be viewed by clicking onto this news item.

 "I just wanted to say I am so grateful for everything everyone had done for me and I’m in such a good place because of you all. Such a great team."


Celebrating Success - End of term team celebrations and news of past pupils.

The end of term featured lots of positive and exciting events that brought teams of staff, pupils and governors together for a celebration of all that is Pilgrim.

It has been particularly heartening to hear of past pupils over the summer – some having overcome significant barriers to maintain steady employment and some achieving academic success and progressing on to university.



Celebration Day 2019

Tuesday this week saw a day of Celebration across the school bases.  Louth held their own event tailored to their pupils needs whilst Lincoln and Amber Hill pupils came together to celebrate their achievements over the academic year and, of course, the end of term!