The Pivot Academies - Kirklees

Pivot Academy Salus House KS3 & KS4

The Pivot Academy at Salus House offers a therapeutic nurture provision for learners with complex social, emotional, mental health and other associated needs. Trauma informed practice and approaches are embedded throughout our provision. We recognise each of our learners as unique with different experiences and offer a pathway to reflect their individual needs and support success. We have high aspirations for all our learners, and our offer gives them the opportunity to experience and understand the world around them, enables them to achieve their full potential and equips them with the tools they need to play a successful role in the world beyond school and into adulthood.

Salus House can be found on Dyson Wood Way, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1GN

To contact Salus House please call 01484 295350

Pivot Academy Bradley KS4

Here at The Pivot Academy in Bradley, Kirklees, the school offers two different types of provision based within one site:

The Bungalow is a specialised centre for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health concerns and for students with an Education, Care and Health Plan in place. We follow a therapeutic and nurturing approach to our education; our core curriculum content focuses on English, Maths and PSHE and in addition we support students who may be struggling with a wide range of personal development issues.

Pivot 6 is a centre specifically for KS4 children who have been permanently excluded from mainstream school. Our curriculum is based on core academics, creativity and personal development but also has a clear focus on developing children's softer skills. Our aim in Pivot 6 is to support students academically and socially and to prepare them for transition back into mainstream school.

Pivot 6 can be found at St Thomas Gardens, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1RA

To contact Pivot 6 please call 01484 766350

Pivot Academy Cleckheaton KS4

The Pivot Academy at Cleckheaton works together with young people in Key Stage 4, their parents/carers and outside agencies across several local authorities. We can provide support for young people who have a wide range of complex needs, including Social, Emotional and Mental Health concerns, Special Educational Needs and those students who have Emotional, Health and Care Plans in place.

We focus on the individual needs of each student, giving them opportunities to gain a variety of qualifications and routes to employment. All of our pupils complete lessons in English, Maths, ICT and PSHE as core and aim to achieve accreditation from Entry Level 1 through to GCSE 1-9. Pupils can also develop functional and vocational skills including Music, Health and Fitness, Business and Photography.

Our team of nine are all highly trained with a wealth of experience in dealing with behavioural issues and complex needs. We also have a social worker on site and ensure dedicated time is spent with our social care team to support young people and their families/carers. In addition, we have access to an educational psychologist, therapeutic workers and counsellors.

Our Cleckheaton school can be found at Rawfolds Way, Cleckheaton, BD19 5LJ

To contact Cleckheaton please call 01274 456350

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Please read our latest Ofsted report.

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For any safeguarding concerns please contact Tina Quirke (Social Worker, Pivot Academies) on 07521 389805 or by email at

Our Chair of Governors is Paul Sutcliffe. He can be contacted by email at or by post c/o Sarah Craven, Pivot Group, Unit 11, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds LS14 6UF

Our Proprietor is Michael Smith. He can be contacted by email on or by post c/o Sarah Craven, Pivot Group, Unit 11, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds LS14 6UF

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Please see below for the information students will need for our 2022 exams 

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