Destinations Post 19

Our leavers have transitioned very successfully to a number of colleges in recent years.

  • Cheadle and Marple College; Choices Course and a Supported Internship
  • Seashell College
  • David Lewis College
  • Bridge College
  • Aquinas College

Cheadle & Marple and Aquinas College are our first destinations for most students as long as they can meet the individual students needs. If local colleges cannot meet need, then independent providers such as Seashell College will assess students.

Each year Heaton School meets with the local authority, local and specialist colleges to discuss the young people leaving school, in order to begin the assessment of need and have professional conversations around suitable post 19 provision., This is called the high needs assessment panel. If local colleges and school agree that a students needs could be met locally a formal assessment period will follow to further ascertain this. Information regarding this will be shared at the annual EHCP reviews with school, parents or carers.

It is essential that parents visit colleges while students are in year 13 prior to the high needs assessment panels commencing so they are prepared with information about each offer. Contact details and course information can be found below.

Cheadle & Marple College

Choices Course 

Maryam Ali - Programme Leader

0161 486 4600



Aquinas College

Pathways Course

Susan Marks – Head of Subject

Pathways SEND Provision

0161 483 3237



Seashell Trust(Royal College Manchester)

Simon Robson – Family Services Coordinator

0161 610 0100



Bridge College

Sally Khan – Admissions and Transitions Administrator

Phone: 0161 487 4293



David Lewis Centre

Angie Fisher – Principal

01565 640186


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