The ContinU Plus Academy (CPA)

Based in Kidderminster, The CPA provides high quality education for pupils between the ages of 11-17, to re-engage some of the most vulnerable and disillusioned learners across Wyre Forest, Hagley and Dudley.

The ContinU Plus Academy (CPA) is an Alternative Provision Free School. We are the brainchild of the ContinU Trust, a charitable company established by the seven secondary schools of the Wyre Forest and Hagley, and Kidderminster college with partner members from  the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Barnado’s  and Worcestershire County Council.

Our Academy was opened in September 2013 and benefits from being housed in a purpose built site. We have the capacity for 90 pupils aged 11-17, who for a wide variety of reasons have disengaged or experienced difficulties in mainstream education.

We have a highly trained, compassionate and committed group of staff and governors who work in unison to positively impact on our students’ self-esteem, academic potential and post 16 destinations.

The CPA is not one size fits all school and our students reap the rewards of innovative and bespoke curriculum by using Outdoor Education, delivering highly engaging and relevant lessons, we offer vocational, therapeutic and academic pathways according to need.

Here at CPA we are committed to challenging our students and developing their resilience, their empathy with others and their social and cultural awareness.

“Magic happens here – I’ve never been better” – Kyle year 8