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Bishopton PRU is a complex Pupil Referral Unit offering educational provision to KS3 and KS4 pupils who are at risk of exclusion, permanent exclusion from school or those not attending mainstream school for other reasons such as illness (physical and/or psychological). The centre also brokers alternative vocational provision for pupils who remain solely on the role of mainstream schools.

Bishopton PRU provides provision for KS3 and KS4 pupils not attending mainstream schools and those accessing alternative education provision.

The aim for those pupils based at Bishopton is to return to their mainstream school after a 12 week period.  If this is not appropriate, further educational advice is sought with a view to either extending the placement, accessing alternative provision or statutory assessment.

Ofsted noted in February 2024: 

‘Staff are supported with their workload and well-being. They have seen significant improvements in the last year, particularly around pupils’ behaviour. This is due to more skilled staff, the new building design and higher staff expectations. Interim leaders ensure staff’s mental health is taken seriously. Staff use assessment appropriately to check pupils’ learning and to inform their curriculum decisions.

The school ensures pupils learn about the risks that they may face in the community.
Pupils know how to keep themselves safe while using technology. The curriculum helps pupils to develop their understanding of healthy lifestyles, relationships and the wider

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