At Prism we have an holistic approach to meeting the needs of our unique learners, with our curriculum matching our hearts, hands and minds approach.  This supports our vision of ‘unique opportunities for youg people’.  Our fundamental belief is that every pupil has the potential for growth.  We believe that by having high expectations and aspirations, all our pupils can learn and achieve.

Our Aim

We aim to provide a curriculum that allows pupils the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive and creative environment, in which there is a focus on recognising achievement and supporting progression and in which pupils feel safe and are happy.

The aim of our curriculum is to ensure all pupils have access to a curriculum that will support them to become confident, independent learners well prepared with their next stage in education or adult life.


Prism Currently offers the following qualifications, however this is reviewed regularly based on the needs of our pupils and the support for progressions into adulthood.

  • Functional Skills Literacy Entry Level 1 to Level 2 (GCSE equivalent grade 4-9)
  • Functional Skills Numeracy Entry Level 1 to Level 2 (GCSE equivalent grade 4-9)
  • Functional Skills ICT Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3 (New for 2023)
  • BTEC introductory Level 1 in Land Based Studies
  • BTEC introductory Level 1 in Music
  • BTEC introductory Level 1 in Construction
  • BTEC Entry Level 3 to Level 2 in Workskills (New for 2023)

We also offer a number a AQA unit awards to support the learning and confidence of all our pupils.

As an organisation we are working towards centre approval to offer Literacy and Numeracy GCSE to pupils who are able to access this area of the curriculum.


PRISM offers a number of enrichment programmes such as:

  • Life Skills (cooking, washing etc.
  • Money Management


Prism Independent school also has access to a team of intervention workers, who will deliver individualised programmes on the following subjects

  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Child criminal exploitation
  • Healthy Minds
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Sex and relationships
  • Addictions
  • The law
  • Literacy support
  • Numeracy support
  • Progressions and Transitions
  • Social Skills

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

As part of the minimum curriculum for all pupils attending PRISM PSHE will form part of their learning journey. Included with in this are areas such as:

  • Family and relationships
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • The law
  • Online safety
  • Sexual health and relationships
  • Mental health

If you wish for your child to be taken out of any of the subjects above please email info@prismyouthproject.org for the attention of our designated safeguarding lead Chrissie Marshall.