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

RIS Ilkeston has been recently refurbished, close to open spaces with the river Erewash meandering close by. This welcoming site is designed to provide flexible, bright, modern learning spaces

R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Mansfield

RIS Mansfield is a site located close to the centre of the town. Our stunning modern facility includes a cafe fitted to industry standards, a relaxing library area and well equipped learning spaces buzzing with the latest technology.

R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) Hinckley

RIS Hinckley is our newest school is based within an historic Victorian building in the heart of the town. Cutting edge technology sits comfortably alongside the stunning architectural features, thoughtfully restored and showcased to inspire modern learners.

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.