We are an Alternative Education Provision that supports young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age to learn skills and gain qualifications. We also offer social, emotional and behavioural support to address difficulties. We work with young people and their families to help them be the best they can be, and progress in a way they never thought possible.

Our education provision supports those who experience Special Educational Needs, and we work with local schools and colleges to enable individuals to learn new skills and learn ways of coping with difficulties.

We know that getting a qualification can be a really exciting thing and give huge sense of achievement to the individual completing it. We offer a number of qualifications or sections of qualifications through ASDAN or AQA, so we have a huge array of qualifications we can offer, not just around maths and English but around practical skills, and life skills.

We have in house counsellors and work holistically with each person and their families, so we support the whole family or care circle.

We also offer assessments and reports to enable schools and colleges to work with each person better and enable the young person to stay in mainstream education.

For more information on what we offer please call Mark Winston on 01473 290276

School address New Skill Education Centre

Wolsey House

2-5 The Drift

Nacton Road

Ipswich IP3 9QR

Telephone 01473 290276
Contact name for Enquiries Mark Winston
Safeguarding enquiries Mark Winston

Jo Kerley

Admissions Arrangements All pupils will be considered for admission to the school providing the criteria are met;

Ages 11 to 18 years

Students may have challenging behaviour  or complex and additional needs

We are suited to Students who require additional support

To seek a place at the school contact Mark Winston who will arrange to meet and discuss your needs and requirements.


Curriculum Functional skills

Entry level skills




Arts Award






(this is a bespoke offering and we can support most subjects)

Lesson schedules 9.30am to 3.30pm
Staff Listing Headteacher – Mark Winston

Deputy lead – To be Advised

Safeguarding lead –  Mark Winston

Deputy Safeguarding lead – Jo Kerley

Proprietor – Jo Kerley

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Personal Development and communication skills

To us relationships are everything! We all have them every day whether at work, home or school, and we know that positive supportive relationships enhance day to day life.

Positive relationships can be one of the hardest things to achieve, knowing the value of ourselves is key to building up our confidence and self-esteem, which in turn impacts our personal day to day life, and interactions with others and as such enjoyment of community life.