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Outstanding PRU wins ASDAN-sponsored TES award


The Limes College, Sutton, won the TES Schools Awards alternative provision school of the year at a ceremony in London on Friday.

Sponsored by ASDAN, the category was open to any standalone alternative provision organisation such as special schools and pupil referral units (PRU).

The Limes College is a PRU for students aged five to 16. Ofsted rated the college outstanding last year, singling out the excellent behaviour of students. A high proportion of Key Stage 2 and 3 learners at the unit successfully return to mainstream school and almost all students in Key Stage 4 leave with recognised qualifications and an apprenticeship or sixth form placement.

ASDAN CEO Maggie Walker (far right) presents the award for alternative provision school of the year to staff at The Limes College

We would like to congratulate the following ASDAN-registered centres, which won their categories:

  • The Tameside English team, part of the New Charter Academy, Oldham (English team of the year)
  • Victoria Education Centre, Bournemouth (arts and drama team of the year)
  • Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester (international, including MFL, award)
  • Stanley Park High, Surrey (secondary school of the year)