The Ladder School

Redefining alternative provision.

The Ladder School is an Alternative Provision Free School located in Walsall occupying a brand new fabulous building. We are becoming the "go to place" for Alternative Provision in the borough.

At The Ladder School we recognise that the mainstream school system does not suit all young people and we are here to offer a second chance. We believe that every student has potential and the staff work incredibly hard to ensure our students make the most of the opportunities available to them whilst they are with us. Unlike other alternative provisions, we offer a range of GCSE and vocational courses to ensure students receive a well-rounded education and have the best chances in their future. We have a strong careers program designed to support students reach positive destinations after they leave The Ladder School.

We have an environment where praise and encouragement are used to help our students see things differently. Our set of aspirational values underpins everything we do. Our purpose-built school has specialist facilities for our students to thrive and grow into successful, contributing members of their community.

Students can continue their education with us after taking GCSEs as we have a small bespoke Sixth Form where students have the opportunity to re-sit English and maths GCSE to improve their grade and gain a Level 2 vocational qualification.
If you would like to see what we do, please contact reception to arrange a visit.

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