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Blue River Education and Development

Blue River run education and development programmes for young people aged between 14 - 16 and 16 - 19. We work with young people who are not in mainstream education due to a number of issues. Our service users are care leavers, unaccompanied minors and young people with behavioural issues.

Self Development

Blue River uses self-development modules to develop service users' confidence, behaviour and skills to facilitate their return to mainstream education. Blue River works with clients with a number of different development needs, supporting them to overcome the issues that have caused them to become disengaged with education. Our self development courses include self esteem, confidence, effective communication, self awareness, assertiveness and teamwork skills. These courses support young people to overcome the barriers that have caused them to leave mainstream education and give them transferable skills they can use in employment of further education.

Workshops and Activities

We work with a number of local and regional partners including Ulfah Arts, West Midlands Fire Service, and Pertemps to deliver workshops and courses to our service users.


Blue River supports pupils to achieve GCSEs in Mathematics, English, Science and Citizenship.

Functional Skills

We work will young people to develop their functional skills which are the core elements of English and Mathematics that provide them with the abilities they need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life, their communities and work.

We adopt a multi agency approach and work within the CAF framework. We will work very closely with parents, mentors, social workers and other assigned professionals. We have regular review meetings with all agencies involved, to ensure good information sharing.


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:: Partners / Social Impact

We work with a number of partners to achieve maximum social impact.

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:: Newsletters

Read about Blue River's projects and activities in our quarterly newsletters. Latest - GCSE success and an outstanding Ofsted Report.

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:: Activities / Gallery

Please view stories and pictures of our service users below.

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:: Testimonials

See what our partners and service users have to say about us!

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