Welcome to SMS Education


SMS Education School is a DFE registered independent special school. It caters for learners aged 13-16 that find traditional school settings problematic and find learning through vocational activities beneficial.

At SMS we specialise in helping those that may have fallen behind or out of education due to social, emotional or mental health issues to catch up and identify a clear path to post 16 education.

SMS offers English, maths and science at all levels from entry through to GCSE and is a JCQ registered exam centre.

SMS offers nationally recognised qualifications in all vocational areas studied.

We work with a selection of alternative education providers to offer a wide range of vocational activities and qualifications in the following areas:


  • Sports 
  • Child Care
  • Construction Skills
  • Bicycle Maintenance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Animal Care
  • Music
  • Computer Game Design
  • Digital Media/Project Design
  • Upcycling and Enterprise


At SMS Education School we believe every child has an entitlement to education and to be able to access a varied and creative curriculum based around their learning style.

The learning environment should support their needs and provide a nurture based approach to collaborative education


A tailored programme will be planned with the individual to ensure the learner is not just interested and engaged in their chosen vocational programme but that it also inspires them to raise their confidence and aspirations. This will allow them the motivation to strive for higher goals and transition through to further education or training.


Can we also please draw all parents and carers attention to the feedback section in the parents drop down menu. It allows you to have your say about how you feel about school and the education your child is getting.

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