About our school

At Pathways Education we strive to increase the availability of high-quality provision to meet the needs of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who have disengaged or disappeared from the educational system by:

  • reconnecting with young people who have disengaged from the educational system

  • helping build young people's confidence so that they can successfully return to the best mainstream/SEN provision with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) that is fit for purpose

  • strengthening understanding of neurodiversity and standards of inclusive education across schools

  • driving social change to rebalance society for those with SEND.


Set in beautiful private grounds, surrounded by the Surrey Hills, Pathways Education School offers a unique, safe and calm environment for young people aged 9-14 who have been out of education for at least six months. We provide a short-term education placement to reintegrate young people back into the most appropriate educational setting.


We're fully inclusive and our aim is that all our students achieve their potential; personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.


Pathways’ values are the standards that guide our whole community and form the foundation of our school culture. Our values inform our approach to learning and its content, with wellbeing and student
re-engagement in learning at the heart of what we do. Our curriculum is designed to provide opportunities that may not have previously existed, ensuring our students are ready to flourish and be ready for the next part of their journey.

We offer an empirically researched Deeper Learning, Deeper Living Curriculum with an emphasis on Project Based Learning taking place alongside the core subjects of Maths, English and PSHE. Our curriculum is underpinned by the 6 key skills for 21st Century Living (Communication, Citizenship, Creativity, Collaboration, Character and Critical Thinking) with a strong focus on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

The school has the provision of a music studio, and access to beautiful private grounds, equine facilities, The Cookie Bar coffee shop and the Cookie Bus (a mobile version of the shop). Through our outreach work students have regular access to a range learning and employment opportunities within the local area.

Following our first full Ofsted inspection in spring 2022, Pathways Education School achieved a rating of ‘Good’ in all categories. Read the full report here.


Our approach

Our approach is about placing the young person at the front and centre of their story.  We provide an environment that is comfortable and listen with empathy and care to their thoughts, needs, passions and aspirations.   We recognise that our young people may associate a difficulty or challenge with a previous education setting.  All the staff are committed to ensuring we provide a positive and caring environment in which young people feel appropriately supported.

In our day-to-day practice:

  • We build a connection with each young person and empower them by focussing on wellbeing.

  • We teach using Trauma-informed practices and tailor learning and the school day to take into account individual Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

  • There is more collaboration with peers, working around projects of interest with the teacher facilitating deeper learning.

  • We seek to equip the young people with skills and knowledge ready for 21st century living by experiencing real-world working environments and emerging technologies.

  • We want to inspire our young to develop a love of learning, the self-belief to take risks and the confidence to achieve anything they set their mind to.

Get in touch

For any general enquires about our school please contact us, or to register your interest please fill in the form linked below:

Headteacher: Nazya Ghalib  

Chair of Governors: Jo Franklin


School Sundial Stables, Sundial House, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LB

+44 (0) 7384 897 599