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Catch22 include provides full-time alternative and special education to primary and secondary young people aged 5 to 16-years-old in England and Wales with an emphasis on transition and re-engagement back into mainstream education or employment.

Catch22 include schools helps vulnerable young people with challenging behaviours to realise their full potential.

With extensive experience of delivering services to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream schools and whose education has irretrievably broken down, we support learners to achieve academic and vocational targets and progress into education, training and employment. This approach delivers significant long-term benefits to learners, parents and carers, communities and local authorities.

Our independent schools and a range of tailored support programmes are targeted at young people who fall into high risk groups in all key stages, including those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools or Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs (SEN).

Find out more about the young people supported by Catch22’s include schools/programmes.

Flexible referral process

Schools, academies and local authorities can purchase places on an individual or block basis at any point throughout the academic year.

Find out more about our referral process.

Catch22 provides young people aged 4-18 with alternative and special education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.

Learn more about our education provision.


All news
  • 24.09.2021Catch22 responds to Estyn Spring and Summer Engagement ReportEstyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has published a summary of its summer of engagement calls and visits to independent special schools for the spring and summer terms 2021.
  • 06.10.2020Catch22 submits evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on educationIn May 2020, Catch22 submitted written evidence to the Education Committee as part of the inquiry into "The impact of COVID-19 on education and children's services", focusing specifically on alternative provision education. At the Conservative Party Conference in October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on the benefits of one-to-one teaching as seen during lockdown - something referenced in our evidence.


All events
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All publications
  • 12.03.2021Education Annual Review: 2019/20Catch22 provides young people aged 4 to 18 with alternative and special education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. Here you can learn about the impact our Multi Academies Trust and Include schools have had for young people across the country in the last year.
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