TAS Group is the parent of a collection of independent schools. We were founded in May 2007 for all those young people who are not engaging with mainstream education. We are a DfE registered and approved independent school with current Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management Ofsted report.

Our Campuses

TAS Accrington

Providing education from KS1 – KS4, specialising in respite, assessment & transitioning pupils to their next stage.

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TAS Blackpool

Specialising in long term high needs provision, our education plans to meet a wide range of young people’s needs.

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Pendle Campus Exterior

TAS Barnoldswick

Specialising in using outdoor education & Forest School to engage pupils with high needs and SEN from KS3 & KS4.

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TAS St James

We are in the process of developing our new campus, TAS St James, due to open 2020.


An alternative to mainstream school where you can still obtain qualifications but without all the daily obstacles that seem to make your school life difficult.

TAS offers a whole host of education packages to suit a variety of needs. We specialise in providing an alternative approach to education which is pupil centred.

We have been recognised throughout the years for our work, and were recently proud finalists of the Not for Profit business category in the Lancashire Business Awards.

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Please email us on info@thealternativeschool.co.uk.