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Hope Valley Pathways

Post-16 SEND Provision

Who are we?

Hope Valley Pathways is a specialist post-16 provision for young people with SEND, preparing them for life and work.

It is set in the beautiful Peak District countryside and has its own building situated on the same site as Hope Valley College, which allows privacy yet also an element of integration.

We have a person-centred approach to the education of our youngsters and our aim is to encourage learning, opportunity and independence. We aim to produce a curriculum that is tailored to the needs of each individual student and moves them towards the next stage of their life. This could mean that we help them onto further education, to engage with supported education or to make steps towards independent living.

We look to help our students to develop the key skills within our curriculum with a clear focus on functional literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. All students have the opportunity to take up extended work experience placements and we have close links with local colleges which our students are able to access.

Within Hope Valley Pathways we foster an atmosphere of mutual support which we believe helps to bring out the best of the learning opportunities. We are passionate about the work we do with students and are ambitious for them, encouraging them to set themselves high standards.

Derbyshire Local Offer

Hope Valley Pathways is part of the Derbyshire Local Authority local offer for students with SEND and who are 16 or over.  The local offer provides support, guidance and information to eligible students; this means that our Hope Valley Pathways students may qualify for support with transport and more. 

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Get in touch

If you'd like to know more, we'd love to talk to you.  Please call us on 01433 622109 or email us at