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Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham

Springwell provides education for children and young people who have been excluded from mainstream school, or who are at risk from exclusion. We aim to provide a high quality education for students with a wide-range of special educational needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Shaun Maye
Contact Position
01476 833127

Where to go

Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham
78, New Beacon Road
NG31 9LN

Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham opened in June 2019 in a new, purpose built school building. Each classroom is set up according to nurture principles, with a kitchen, living and working area, and with access to an individual learning space for students who are struggling in class, and numerous break out spaces. We have a specialist space for Design and Technoloy lessons, a kitchen for cooking and food technology, a gym for older students to use, and two soft rooms for students of all ages to relax in and regulate themselves. We have a large outside space, including a multi-use games area, a grassy area, and an outside classroom. 

Other Details


Referral Details

Students are placed at Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham by the local authority. If a student is excluded from a mainstream school they may be placed with us. Mainstream schools may also apply for a student to spend 16 weeks with us on a placement. 

Other notes

All children at Springwell have a personal profile and individual learning targets, and follow a personalised curriculum. Teachers make sure that they are working towards targets relevant to them, and that the work and activities they are doing in school will help them make progress towards those targets.  

All children are taught in small class groups, with a high staff:student ratio. This means that there is lots of additional support for children in the classroom. Children’s profile and targets will be shared with all adults, so that they can receive appropriate personalised support in class.  

We know that high quality teaching from an expert teacher is the thing that will have the biggest impact on the progress students make, and so we put support into class so that students are able to access that support. Students may occasionally come out of class to access individualised interventions, such as additional support in literacy, mathematics or to do work towards their social and emotional learning targets.  

We have a pastoral support team at Springwell Grantham who are available to support parents, carers and families if required, who can attend early help meetings or other professionals’ meetings as support for parents, and who work with students and their families on issues like attendance.  

We have a qualified counsellor who works in our school once a week, and can see students or work with families. We also have close relationships with other external organisations who provide individual support to students and families, such as Early Help Workers and Social workers, Adaction, Youth Offence Services, CAMHS etc.  

Specific age range
School Roll No.
Type of School
Alternative Provision Academy

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Local Offer

Local Offer

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