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Welcome to Reach Primary Learning Centre

Reach Primary Learning Centre is a thirty six place provision for pupils aged between five and eleven years old (year 1 to year 6) who are at risk of exclusion or permanent exclusion from mainstream primary school. All of the pupils referred have mild to moderate Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Thirty two places are available for pupils from the South AIP. Four places are for pupils from other areas of the city and these are referred from the SEMH panel.

Relationships are key and we work closely with pupils, their families, referring schools and outside agencies and professionals. We all work together to identify a pupil's needs and in developing strategies to support them in returning to their referring mainstream school. In some cases a parent want a new school. This is then up to the referring school to organise a managed move. The integration process into mainstream usually takes three weeks.

For some pupils a specialist setting may be more appropriate. If this is required, the referring school will apply for an Education, Health and Care Plan. This process takes twenty weeks. Once a final EHCP is in place, we support the pupil with their transition into their named school.

On average the pupil is at the Centre for twelve weeks, however this can be shortened or extended depending on the needs of the pupil.

Miss Elvidge’s welcome

Welcome to Reach Primary Learning Centre.

Everybody is included at Reach and we work together to provide a broad balanced curriculum that supports all. We believe that learning should be engaging and purposeful and we strive to equip our children with future life skills. Every child is valued and deserves the best possible chance to succeed in a happy, positive learning environment. We enjoy celebrating our achievements and these can be viewed on our website and also on our Twitter account @reachprimary

Please do get in touch if you would like any further information. Our children and staff warmly welcome visitors and will proudly show you round!

Kind regards

Miss A. Elvidge

Head of Centre


  • Develop individually and work together

  • Respect each other and recognise individual differences

  • Show equality and diversity to all

  • Build and maintain friendships


  • An enriched curriculum

  • Enjoy education

  • Have a healthy and happy mindset, physically, mentally and emotionally

  • Learn and apply basic skills in core subjects

  • Learn to succeed


  • Achieve

  • Be proud and independent

  • Have aspirations for now and for the future

  • Succeed at Reach and in the outside world

  • Become confident citizens in society


We work closely with pupils, their families, referring schools and outside agencies to identify the needs of each individual child.

We encourage our pupils to respect differences in racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. We provide clear and consistent expectations for the pupils and work with them to manage their behaviour within these boundaries.

The curriculum is personalised for every pupil and we want all children to enjoy learning in all lessons and make the best possible progress. We aim to influence their future decision making by affecting a change in both their cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses, and use this success to encourage them to make positive choices.

Reach Primary Learning Centre in line with Leeds City Council is committed to eliminating

  • unlawful discrimination,

  • harassment and victimisation;

  • advancing equality of opportunity

  • fostering good relations within and between our communities with a view to building good community relations

Reach gives pupils places and employs a staff of all races, abilities, sexes, ages, religions or beliefs, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignments.

Our values at Reach are Include, Engage and Celebrate!

Our current equality objectives are:

  1. To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences, both in and beyond the school.

  2. To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities and those of differing races, beliefs or religions, sexual orientation, age or gender.

  3. To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to activities and educational visits and experiences.

  4. To allow equal access to information for all parents.

Reach Primary Learning Centre has adopted the Leeds City Council Equality and Diversity Policy which can be found on the Leeds City Council web page.