Southend YMCA Community School

Southend YMCA Community School is an alternative provision school for those aged 14-18 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The school, which opened in 2013, was established by Southend YMCA, a local charity with prior experience of providing alternative education. It can cater for up to 50 pupils, with a focus on the functional elements of English, maths and science and developing social skills and behaviours. Each school day ends with a Creative Enterprise lesson, where students reflect something they can be proud of and an area they could improve on as tomorrow is always a new day and an opportunity to ’put it right’.