About Us

About Us

Pivot are a specialist independent provision that has sites in both Kirklees and Leeds.

About Us

About Pivot

Pivot are a specialist independent provision that has sites in both Kirklees and Leeds. Our curriculum offer is focused on developing the whole learner, working with their interests to engage them in education in order for them to feel successful and take positive steps to their journey to adulthood.

About Pivot

At Pivot we live by our values - we are positive, we are resilient, we are different, we are passionate, we are collaborative.

About Pivot

Why was Pivot founded?

I have personal experience of mainstream education not being able to meet the needs of all learners. My experience led me to want to start a provision that could meet the needs of those young people where a traditional curriculum offer was unfulfilling and instead create an offer where learners could flourish and excel when the right curriculum offer and level of support was put in place. Our mission statement ‘Because Children Deserve Better’ is at the centre of everything we do and what continues to drive our passion and development on a daily basis.

Michael Smith

CEO of Pivot Group

Our Awards
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Carnegie Mental Health Award

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools is delivered in partnership with the charity Minds Ahead, with the aim of improving the outcomes and life chances of young people.

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Haddaway Fastest 50

Launched in 1998, the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards celebrate outstanding business achievement in the North East, Yorkshire and North West.


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Working together with

Our partners are essential to our success, sharing our vision and values as we collaborate to achieve our goals, and provide the best opportunities for the children.