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Pastoral & Progression Information, Guidance and Advice

We pride ourselves in providing quality pastoral support to all our Sixth Form students. Our students know they have somewhere to turn in order to overcome whatever barrier they may face.

It can be as simple as having someone to talk to. Alternatively, we can access a number of supporting agencies if students have more complex needs. We ensure that all our students are able to fulfil their potential.

Student Success
Mr R. Ashton
Miss Gregory
Personal Tutors

Support Services Guide

Below you will find numerous additional support services that can provide advice, support and guidance around a number of issues that may affect young people. Remember that help IS always available and that you should seek help sooner rather than later. The Academy support staff can be approached at any time to listen and provide access to appropriate help options.

Stepping Stone Projects

stepping stones logoStepping Stone Projects is a provider of high quality housing, support and charitable services for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Stepping Stones Projects- Rossendale, Hyndburn And Pendle Dispersed Housing Scheme.
Providing support in the following areas:

  • Debts
  • Healthy Living
  • Claiming Benefits
  • Managing Your Money
  • Managing Your Tenancy
  • Accessing Mental Health Services
  • Accessing Substance Misuse/Alcohol Services

T-01706 646922

The Butterfly and Phoenix Projects

self-injury-logoProvides early intervention support to young men and women between the ages of 11-18 that are self harming and live within the East Lancashire Districts

Text:07815 723 564
Freephone (Landline only):0800 988 8376

Laurens Place

laurens_place_logo1At Lauren’s Place we are aiming to set up a Support Centre to help people with mental health issues,create projects for 16-18 year olds, face to face signposting services for all ages and make a difference to lives in and around the Accrington area.

We believe with time, commitment and dedication we can make this happen. Please support us in any way you can.

Lauren’s Place is open Wednesday at the Elysium Centre in Great Harwood from 7pm to 9pm, and one Saturday a month for Wellbeing Workshops.


Contraception and Sexual Health

CaSHContraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) Service-01254 282531

Young Peoples Service Accrington

Young Peoples Service Accrington- Providing support In to employment

01254 393316

Early Break

earlybreakYoung People’s Drug and Alcohol Service- Charity offering free information, advice and support For young people and families with substance related issues.

Early Break launched it’s brand new, educational microsite, Don’t Be A Zombie! which is an interactive microsite aimed at educating and informing young people around the harms and issues associated with drug and alcohol misuse.  It has been developed by Early Break who have worked closely with Rochdale Council and Make Agency to bring harm reduction messages to young people around drugs and alcohol.

0161 723 3880

Healthy Minds

healthy-minds-logoHealthy Minds | Mental Health advice, guidance and directory

Voluntary Sector Counselling Consortium. The Families Health and Well Being Consortium are developing a collaborative approach to IAPT/Mental health and well being …

Many people experience common mental health problems at some point in their lives. Life changing events like the loss of a loved one, loss of employment, or even just everyday life stresses can lead to difficulties and you may need help and support. Common mental health problems are easily developed. Depression, anxiety, stress, panics, eating problems and loss of sleep make it difficult for us to cope with daily demands.

Healthy Minds is a service to help you when support is needed. We can work with you to help you examine how you are coping and develop your coping skills. All staff have received special training to offer support through a stepped model of integrated care.

In the nicest possible way, our job is to move you on! We want to give you every opportunity to find the right progression route for you when you complete your studies at Sixth Form. One of the best tools for helping with this (apart from our wonderful staff!) is Unifrog. Billed as The Complete Destinations Platform, it makes it easy for all students to find and apply for the best courses and apprenticeships for them. At Accrington Academy, our Progress Tutors use this as an information-gathering tool and then it helps to direct conversations onto the right route for you. 

Whether you want to apply for a higher level apprenticeship, to a Russell Group university or other HE routes, this industry-leading tool helps with the full process: choosing universities, writing personal statements, developing competencies and obtaining references.

Although you have complete control over the options and process, what we love at Accrington Academy is the way that we as tutors can get an oversight and provide guidance or support. You will have the very best opportunity to apply and be successful in gaining places on the best pathways!

Post-18 progression

Unifrog Shortlist

Unifrog Shortlist

Personal Statement Booklet

Personal Statement Booklet

Post 18 Progression Tutorials

Post 18 Progression Tutorials

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