Post 16

Our 16 – 19 provision and pathways are designed to meet the individual needs of the pupils and support their preparation for adulthood. It is the continuation of our effectively sequenced MLD curriculum and extends the progressive development of knowledge, understanding and skills both academic and vocational.

 Our Aims

  • Preparing ‘people not pupils’ by supporting our young adults towards a more personalised independent pathway, whether that’s further/higher education opportunities or a stepping stone into the world of work and volunteering.
  • Providing an opportunity for those pupils not quite ready for college or a large external education environment to develop their skills and confidence in a familiar setting on a smaller scale.
  • A functional and vocational approach; pupils will continue to develop their numeracy, literacy and computing skills discretely, but with a focus on life outside the walls of Winchelsea and opportunities to apply them in a range of contexts.
  • Project based learning approaches allowing pupils to develop skills over a period of time and apply them to achieve an outcome and experience success.
  • Continued pastoral support and curriculum provision based on developing resilience, mental, physical and emotional health, self-regulation and life-ready problem solving. Pupils will be supported to develop their personal skills alongside the social and academic so they are able to take their next step as a well-rounded young adult with the toolkit necessary to thrive after Winchelsea. 

Our provision is designed to support our pupils’ journey towards adulthood, the world of work and life beyond school.  Pupils have access to a bespoke Post 16 teaching space, a common room and a purpose built life skills flat, The Coates Centre. 

We offer a range of accredited qualifications and broader curriculum opportunities in order to provide a wide-ranging and balanced curriculum, which can be tailored to individual pupils needs. 

These include:-

  • Entry Level OCR Diploma in Life & Living Skills
  • ASDAN Life Skills Challenges
  • Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills in Maths & English at Entry Level 1, 2, 3 and Level 1/2.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze and Silver.
  • Arts Award.
  • A range of other courses or accredited opportunities as appropriate.



Medical Email

19 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, From Monday 22nd November 2021 there will be a new medical email that may be used as a general enquiry box for all medical related issues.  Parents/Carers may use thi...

Anti-Bullying Week 15-19 November 2021

11 Nov 2021

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is: One Kind Word Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 15th - Friday 19th November 2021 and will start with Odd Socks Day.  We are...

Covid Update November 2021

04 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer Please see letter regarding updated guidance for Covid 19. Covid update letter to parents 3.11.21 Regards, Geoff Cherrill Headteacher

Food Bank Non-School Uniform Day

18 Oct 2021

Dear Parent / Carer,  It is that time of year again, when we have been talking about and celebrating Harvest time.  Following this, we are always keen to support the local Food Bank with foo...

Flu Vaccinations Postponed

15 Oct 2021

We have just been informed by the NHS School Immunisation Team that due to staff illness they are unable to provide the flu vaccinations on Monday 18th October 2021.  This is very disappointing n...

Flu Vaccinations

08 Oct 2021

We are still awaiting information on the Covid-19 vaccination.  However I am pleased to advise that flu vaccinations will be offered in school this Autumn/Winter by the Dorset School Age Immunisa...

SENDIASS Participation Group

29 Sep 2021

SENDIASS Participation Group  SENDIASS continue to look for young persons (aged 14-25) to be part of their Participation Group. If any of your children might be interested in being part of this g...


08 Sep 2021

Although we have begun the new year in a relatively 'normal' way, I thought I'd just update you about a few things related to Covid-19. Currently, we continue to follow all of the up to date national...

Transport -Monday 6th September

04 Sep 2021

Good morning everyone! I am aware of some transport issues for Monday. If you have received an email saying transport will not pick up your child or transport does not arrive on Monday, please call Re...

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....