Who Are We?

Safe Start is a Manchester based centre for young students who require alternative provision. We tailor packages to each individual referred to us using alternative strategies to make education engaging for students while promoting personal development .

Our pupils include young people at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools or other providers. We work with students to identify their priority of needs and provide a bespoke curriculum to best meet these needs, and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream education.


We Are Safe Start

Many of our referred students arrive in their GCSE years and it is our aim to help young people meet their full potential and enable them to take exams or achieve national accreditation.

We embed the government’s national core curriculum into the provision alongside a personalised programme and trauma informed approach to build and reinforce resilience.

Our Curriculum

Safe starts mission is to work with each young person referred to them to identify their priority of needs to provide a tailored curriculum which best meets these needs and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream education.