Support for Students Award - Bury College Case Study

Horizons at Bury College is a specialist further education provision, which prepares young people with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, Autism and other challenging needs, for adulthood.

Creative, dynamic and fully differentiated person centred learning, combined with outstanding delivery, support and assessment of sensory, practical and academic curricula, makes the programme innovative and enables students to make progress at their own pace. Each small step to student success is celebrated.

New Horizons’ students flourish both academically and socially. They fully participate in the college and community life and, in so doing, promote inclusivity and a positive image of young disabled people. Extra curricula activities, horse riding, climbing, swimming, etc. allow students to develop leisure interests, conquer fears and build friendships. The annual weekend away is a real treat.

Students and staff from across college benefit from working together with the New Horizons’ cohort on joint projects. Furthermore, our growing expertise is being shared with external agencies to support a wider understanding of PMLD learners and how best to enable their life chances.

In New Horizons, every student has the opportunity to excel in an environment of high expectations which empowers them, as far as possible, to live life in the way that they choose.