Our FLEX Department is for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or High Needs.

You can choose from one of our four, project-led pathways depending on your personal aims and ambitions; Independent Living, Horizons, Pre-internships or Supported Internships with each pathway intended to help you towards one of two key goals – adulthood and independence or employment. We’ll also help you with your English, maths and IT skills

Our dedicated FLEX area includes a relaxation area, sensory room, purpose built independent flat/bedsit, kitchen area, arts and crafts area and an open classroom.

At Dearne Valley College you’ll learn in our purpose-built facility and have access to our on-site facilities including our gym and sports centre, our salon and our brand new forest school.

We work closely with all of the Colleges in our Group to provide access to as many experiences as possible, so whichever one of our Colleges you’re based at you’ll have the opportunity to meet people from other areas.

We have strong partnerships with local businesses and organisations and work with them to get involved in community projects. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a wide range of health and wellbeing activities, from fitness classes to music and art therapy sessions.