Aims & Ethos

The Pendlebury Centre aims to provide for students, a supportive, consistent educational environment which promotes positive mental health alongside academic achievement – whilst developing social skills, independence, self-motivation and respect for others.

The Pendlebury Centre provides a personalised learning experience which will secure a students’ successful reintegration / transition into an appropriate educational provision, and in turn help equip them with the skills to achieve in their future.

The Centre’s ‘Mission Statement’ is summarised as ‘Believe In Your Future’.


To reach the right children, at the right time and to do the right thing.

By 2025-26, we will:

  • Champion professional learning and discussion with stakeholders to increase understanding of the Pendlebury services and thus facilitate appropriate and timely referrals.

  • Design dynamic pathways that are flexible to meet individual need.

  • Establish a rich, creative and ambitious curriculum that goes beyond the confines of academic attainment and prepares our students for their next steps and adulthood with increased confidence and aspiration regardless of starting point.

  • Ensure the physical space and buildings are fit for purpose and can accommodate increasing demand and the changing needs of cohorts.

  • To support students following the impact of the pandemic, understanding the negative effects on their SEMH needs and disengagement from learning.

Our core values:

  • To celebrate individual and collective success.

  • To maximise strengths and minimise weakness.

  • To allow all to thrive in a supportive environment.

  • To be courageous and ambitious and to aspire to reach the full potential in all that we do.

  • To embrace difference and enable belonging.

Strategic plan:

Please click on the following link for our 3 year plan: Strategic Plan