About Us

PACE is an independent specialist provider of education, welcoming young people who have become disengaged from mainstream learning, and are in receipt of an Education, Health & Care plan.

PACE independent special school offers personalised education to secondary age students from Stoke, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

We are a small school, catering for up to 30 children. Young people are taught in small groups and each child has a key worker who regularly communicates with parents/carers as the first point of contact. We also have a dedicated pastoral support member of staff and a number of external professionals who engage with both the school and parents/carers.

Our curriculum is delivered by qualified teachers who tailor individual learning pathways to suit the needs of our learners. Every child has the right to succeed, and we ensure that we support them to overcome personal challenges and boundaries during their time with us and in preparation for adulthood.

Aims and Values

We aim to create memories and experiences with all of our learners that last a lifetime; where they feel truly valued, listened to, respected and safe.

We achieve this through our principles of:

  • Relationships – we invest time in getting to know how best to support every child
  • Resilience – we provide encouragement and individual support in overcoming personal boundaries
  • Reflect and Repair – we use restorative practices and zones of regulation