Independent School

About our School

MYL provide alternative education for students who are not attending mainstream education for a variety of reasons, including those who are at risk of permanent exclusion from their home school, and who have behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties, some with SEN and learning difficulties.

We offer support and guidance for non-attenders and vulnerable students who are the subject of multi-agency concern. Our team of experienced and dedicated teachers and teaching assistants provide an open and focused learning environment which is characterised by its high level of pastoral support for young people.


Our Provision

MYL are commissioned by and work closely with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit, and work at three MYL locations.

  • The A6 Education Centre in Ardwick and The Addy Young People’s Centre in Wythenshawe provide full time secondary education provision for Key Stage 4, and provide a focused curriculum of core GCSE and Functional Skills subjects. Our broad and balanced curriculum is enhanced by a varied enrichment programme of performing arts, sports and cultural activities.
  • Our provision for Key Stage 3, based at our Moss Side Adventure Playground, proving Year 9 students with barriers to their learning with a broad and balanced curriculum that includes core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as History, Art, Geography and Sport, we aim to give our students a fully rounded education that will support them as they progress to Key Stage 4 with MYL, or re-integrating to mainstream education.

Our Approach

With an emphasis on Personal, Social and Health Education and one-on-one personal development, we pride ourselves on a concern for the whole person, and accommodating different learning styles. Our students are encouraged to take an active role in their school life, from the setting of behaviour targets to careers and work experience.

We offer a wide ranging and balanced curriculum which includes a varied programme of practical enrichment activities and educational visits, shifting the focus from classroom-based learning to a holistic learning approach. As we develop each academic year, we are including more vocational and skills based courses for those students of a more vocational inclination, without reducing their core targets for literacy and numeracy, especially for those students who wish to progress to work based training and apprenticeships.