Welcome Message From the Headteacher

The governors, staff and I are delighted to introduce you to the work of our school.

The Pilgrim School is a Community Special School (Hospital School). We act on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council to fulfil their duties under Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act.  This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a decision made by a medical practitioner.

 
We passionately believe that a child’s history is not their destiny; that a person’s current circumstance does not dictate their future. As a school we actively plan for and promote a child’s resilience and post traumatic growth – remembering that success in school is a powerful resilience factor in itself. 


The school prides itself on its ability to personalise learning and support so that pupils make rapid progress, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being, as well as a wide range of other subjecs.

 We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their mainstream school or to their next phase of learning.
As a hospital school we are not a school of choice; parents cannot apply for their child to come here. The decision of need rests with a medical practitioner but referrals are either sent in by a pupil’s school or through the county education out of schools team. 
I hope that you find the website informative and interesting as it begins to describe the complex, but rewarding work the school does.


Steve Barnes, B.A. (Hons), MSc 



The school was last inspected in November 2013. To view the report please follow the hyperlink on the ‘Links’ page. Alternatively, please call the office to request a hard copy. To contact The Pilgrim School, please call 01522 682319 or e-mail enquiries@pilgrim.lincs.sch.uk Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.

Latest News

Awards Evening

Staff and pupils are gearing up for another fantastic 'Awards Evening' when the Pilgrim family celebrate the pastoral and academic success of our young people that have worked so hard throughout the year/s to overcome personal challenges to ultimately succeed.

It is our way to acknowledge and support pupils with their transition from Keystage 4 onto Post 16 provision.  Our thoughts, best wishes and support for the child does not simply stop with doing exams, we support, encourage and reassure pupils and their families to make appropriate choices for Post 16 that will ensure the best future prospects and life chances as they can.

Educate Against Hate

Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. Here you will find Q&A and resources to help you protect your child

http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

Celebrating Success:

This summer the school achieved the best  GCSE and BTEC outcomes for our year 11's than we ever have before. Even with new, more demanding GCSE specs in English and Maths, our pupils did brilliantly.  The results are even more impressive against a background that sees more and more complex young people joining our school. Congratulations to the entire school community for these achievements. It is team work that makes the magic happen within our young people.

School Activities: PGL - Caythorpe Centre Trip

To round off a very successful year for all of our pupils and building on the success of last years trip, a PGL trip has been offered out to our pupils and will take place on Friday 14th July at the Caythorpe Centre. Eight of our pupils have felt resilient enough to participate in this day trip supported by a range of our staff. 

 

Celebrating Success: Pilgrim Prom 2017

A good time was had by all at The School Prom. It was such a pleasure to see our young people joining in with such happiness. I will remember B.N's dancing for some time! The alternative awards went down well with the pupils and I think this is becoming more successful every year we do it. The popcorn and candy floss machines were a huge hit too. I fully appreciate these things just don’t happen by themselves:

Some other images from the evening may be viewed in our gallery section soon.

 


Words of wisdom: Digital Families 2017
28 Sep

Our Digital Families 2017 conference is nearly here - our expert speakers offer their tips for parents on how to help young people manage their online lives.



Does your child have the skills to combat cybercrime?
03 Oct

The NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive way and help combat cybercrime. 



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How to deal with the cyberbullying craze that has a profound effect on its victims.

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Digital resilience: a parent's guide
05 Sep
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The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about
28 Mar

A guide to some of the most popular ones children use online.

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WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers
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Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what you need to know about it...

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The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter
07 Sep

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Safer Internet Day 2017: a parent's guide
01 Feb

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

Safer Internet Day 2017

What does Ofcom do to protect your child?
28 Nov

How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.

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Think critically!
24 Oct

Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.

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Quote of the week:

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.

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