Information for Parents

At Manchester Young Lives School we value the relationship between school and parents/carers. Home and school life are closely linked for our young people and any issues within one can deeply influence the other.

That is why we encourage your input and feedback for all aspects of school life. We hold regular review meetings to update you on your child’s progress, include you in the pre-admit process during a referral, and we constantly look for your comments, suggestions and feedback. Any issues or concerns you have, either for the personal or academic progress of any young person, will be noted and dealt with as effectively as possible.

Communication with parents/carers is key to encouraging and maintaining high standards in attendance and attainment for our students, and with your help we can ensure their success. So if you require any information or have any suggestions or comments, please get in touch here.

Our Ofsted Rating

MYL are delighted to have gained a Grade 2 (Good) for overall effectiveness in our recent Ofsted Inspection (March 2022)

Inspectors said:

“Pupils see the school as a haven. They talked confidently to inspectors about always feeling safe.”

“Leaders have effective procedures in place to identify the needs of pupils with SEND. Staff provide extra support to improve pupils’ communication and calculation skills. Staff work well in partnership with parents, carers and a range of specialists. This ensures that pupils get the support that they need.”

 “Pupils’ attendance improves as soon as they start at the school. Leaders and staff expect pupils to behave well and to achieve highly.”

 “The strong pastoral support provided by staff helps pupils to develop the personal, social and emotional skills needed to lead productive lives.”

 “Senior leaders and the proprietor body leave nothing to chance when it comes to minimising risks and harm to pupils.”

Parent View

Ofsted Parent View provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to tell Ofsted what you think about our school.

GDPR Personal Data

Under Data Protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how an organisation uses any personal data that is held about them. Manchester Young Lives complies with this legislation by providing Privacy Notices to inform individuals regarding how their personal data is processed.

This Privacy Notice therefore explains how Manchester Young Lives collects, stores and uses personal data regarding students attending our Independent School.

KS4 Results

Students who attend MYL School make progress and achieve outcomes in a number of areas, including GCSEs. We are pleased to provide details of our latest KS4 (Key Stage 4) exam results – KS4 Results Analysis 2019


MYL will always endeavour to resolve any complaint as quickly as possible. We would suggest in the first instance to discuss the complaint with the Centre Manager. If you are unable to resolve the matter please contact the Head Teacher or one of the Deputies on 0161 437 5923 or in writing to:

Paul Fletcher, Head Teacher
Manchester Young Lives
The Addy Young People’s Centre
Woodhouse Lane
M22 9TF
[email protected]

Full details of our Complaints Procedure is available from our School Policies