The Bridge ILS and New River College PRU
London Borough of Islington
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The New River College Primary PRU provides education and training for students 5 -11 years old who are not able to access a school place. It implements a flexible, creative and preventative range of education programmes with the objective that the students will be able to re-enter mainstream education.
The existing facilities of the PRU did not fully meet the needs of the users and were not fit for purpose. The new facilities have been designed to accommodate 18 existing primary places, specifically for these pupils with highly challenging behaviour.
The Bridge Integrated Learning Space (ILS) caters for students 7 – 19 years old with with autistic spectrum condition (ASC), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and residential provision. The students also have extreme sensory issues, and exhibit challenging behaviour and includes the provision of a residential facility, providing respite facilities for those families which are facing the biggest challenges. There is accommodation for 8 students in individual bedrooms with shared living, dining and kitchen spaces. The residential provision also allows for staff bedrooms, a sensory room and a wide range of bathroom and WC facilities to suit the varying needs of the young people.