R.E.A.L. Education has four separate independent schools (RIS) that offer school placements for learners with complex additional needs, with the one shared vision that ‘we believe every child has a future’.
R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Blidworth
RIS Blidworth is set in the heart of the village of Blidworth. You won’t miss our building, with its iconic tower, a reminder that the site once served as the village fire station. The building has been completely transformed into a modern learning environment with lots of creative and engaging activities in the playground area outside.
R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Ilkeston
R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Mansfield
R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Hinckley
We aim to provide a service that meets the needs of children and young people for whom the traditional model of approach and avenues of engagement have been exhausted.
Our independent schools provide local authority decision makers with an alternative to out of county placements that can leave young people disconnected from their local communities.
We are a solution focussed and person centred organisation. This means that we start with a young person and wrap a bespoke learning experience around their interests and needs. At R.E.A.L. Independent Schools (RIS), learning is engaging, authentic and connected to the student’s passions and builds on their strengths.
Our aim is to start from where the child currently is in their learning and embark on a bespoke learning journey.
Our pedagogy is built on many years of experiences within special and mainstream schools, special educational needs services, and local authority Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS) provision.