Red Balloon supports young people who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma. They provide an academic and therapeutic programme to enable students to get back on track and reconnect with society. Young people who have been traumatised by bullying or other events and circumstances can feel safe, regain their self-esteem and improve their confidence.
All students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum of academic subjects, creative arts, counselling or therapy, and personal and social education. Red Balloon work in partnership with local schools to improve attendance and academic progress. Students in KS4 can work towards GCSE and other qualifications. When students are ready they are also supported in the next stage of their educational journey – back to school, on to college, or on to training.
As well as the centre in Harrow, there are centres in Cambridge, Norwich and Reading, plus RBAir, which provides online teaching for students who might not have access to a RB Centre or might not be ready to attend a physical Centre.
13 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA1 2BW
Red Balloon Learner Centres
North West London
Who is it for:
Young people (KS3 and KS4) who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma
Students for whom English is not their first language receive support via the Local Education Authority
The fees for a child to attend full-time start at £20,000 per year - these may be met by a local authority, the student's school, privately funded or 50% covered by bursaries (please get in contact to discuss)