Why Cumbric?

Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive, highly specialised educational environment within this specialised provision.

Our inter-disciplinary staff teams work with students from day one to remove barriers to learning and find creative solutions for each individual. Communication strategies and good use of assisted technologies enable students to set their own learning goals and monitor their progress. The facilities use real-life settings so that students can improve their skills for living independently. Cumbric can also offer a wide range of vocational opportunities both on-site and in the local community.

Cumbric offers an alternative education for pupils who have been permanently excluded or those at risk of permanent exclusion from school. We provide a full and engaging education curriculum that has been created to meet the individual needs of the pupil. Our aims and objectives are to work towards a relevant outcome that will provide apprenticeship/work opportunities.

Underpinning this, are our core principles of ETAP:
Education • Training • Aspiration • Preparation

Apprenticeship Ready with Cumbric

Working with students from age 14, we identify each individual’s preferred career path and offer education, apprenticeship tasters, work experience and all relevant certificates to facilitate future employment opportunities.

unleashing your potential

Getting apprenticeship ready BEGINS AT AGE 14 YEARS.

TQUK Qualifications
Hair & Beauty Level 1 Diploma Level 3 NVQ Retail, Customer Service
Computing & ICT Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Diploma ICT
Retail & Customer Service Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Retail, Customer Service
Business & Admin Level 1 Level 5 NVQ Business Administration
Safety & Compliance Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Construction
Health & Social Care Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Health & Social Care
Childcare Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant
Cleaning & Support Level 1 Certificate Level 3 Diploma Cleaning & Support
Hospitality Level 1 Level 3 NVQ Hospitality
Building & Construction Level 1 Certificate Level 3 NVQ Construction


Year 8

S. has struggled in mainstream primary and has found Year 7 school very difficult to deal with. He has become withdrawn to the extent that he no longer attends school.

S. came to us in November 2016 and after 1 year has been returned back to school to continue his education.

Year 10

P. has been permanently excluded for challenging behaviours, culminating in him hitting a teacher during Year 9. After attending Cumbric for 9 months.

P. is now settled into a routine and working towards an apprenticeship ready course.

Get in touch

To find out more about our services or to speak to a member of the team, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details below.

Springwell community centre, Lanchester Avenue, Gateshead, NE9 7AL

T: 0191 4870 169 E: cumbric@outlook.com View on google maps