The Alternative School 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 (DfE Registration number 888/6113) and approved independent school with current Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management Ofsted report and ISI full compliance report 2021.

Our Campuses

St James Campus

TAS St James School in Burnley

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

Blackpool Site

TAS Blackpool & The Fylde School

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

TAS Barnoldswick School

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


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.

The Alternative School offers a whole host of education packages to suit a variety of needs. We specialise in providing an alternative approach to education that is pupil-centred.

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

Pass Rate
0 %
Pupils Taught
Year 11 GCSE Entry
0 %
BTEC Options
Staff to Pupil Ratio (4:1)

Primary School Admission

Secondary School Admission

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