Our priority is to safeguard and protect all young people within our duty of care. Edu-Action can provide learning and enrichment opportunities and work towards recognised qualifications for students with a range of additional needs. We do this by focusing education on literacy, numeracy, and communication, while developing social and personal skills.

We can offer temporary mentoring and tutoring for young people with the aim of returning to mainstream education after a brief period with us. We are committed to working in partnership with schools so that students can continue with the same topics being taught within the mainstream environment. Our overriding objective is for the young person to return to school and succeed.

Edu-Action provides creative projects that promote academic development. We educate students on a one- to- one basis to ensure maximum attention and guidance. All planning is differentiated to suit individual requirements. We encourage outdoor learning, experiments and real-life projects relating to personal interest and future employment opportunities.

Mentors offer a wide range of activities such as outdoor/indoor cooking, all sports, t- shirt designing/ printing, construction, gardening, and horticulture. We have an indoor learning centre at Hengrove and an outdoor learning hub in Hartcliffe.

Our aim is to prepare key stage 4 learners for the next step in their personal journey through local colleges and charities. We employ a careers advisor who can support post 16 students by providing weekly one- to-one sessions. We have links with local employers and colleges offering a range of apprenticeships, traineeships, further education, and work experience. Edu-Action will be offering restorative justice and a crime prevention programme in partnership with local police.


Not applicable

Meals provided

Breakfast and lunch

Transport provided

Transport is provided

Operating times

Bristol school term time
School holiday periods

Morning Session 9am to 1pm
Afternoon Session 2pm to 4:15 pm

Meeting student needs

  • Social, emotional, and mental health needs
  • Cognition and learning needs
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • Physical disability
  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Offending / Risk CCE
  • Risk of CSE
  • Attendance/engagement needs
  • School refusal
  • Anxiety
  • Specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Autism without MLD or SLD
  • Autism with MLD or SLD
  • Sensory needs

Awarding bodies

We can temporarily enrol young people in local academies for exam purposes.

  • Key Stage 1 Phonics
  • SATS
  • GCSE

Programme information

Key stage 1 to 4.

9 am to 1 pm
6 -12 week revolving door tutoring and mentoring for young people unable to attend mainstream education.

Tutoring and Mentoring

Key stage 1 to 4
2 pm to 4:15 pm

Construction with a fully qualified instructor (Brickwork, Carpentry, Plastering, Tiling, and Painting)

Key stage 3 to 4
9 am to 1 pm (pick ups, drop offs and lunch provided)

11 to 25 year olds

Tutoring and mentoring for young people at risk of or already known to local police. Edu-Action can support young people who have been placed in Youth Custody. We provide tutoring, mentoring and a post 16 pathway to employment, apprenticeships, or further education.

Other Details


Age Ranges
Key Stage 1
3 & 4
Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals to Alternative Learning Provision (ALP or AP) will be made by schools or the Local Authority 

Contact details

Contact name:
Sam Billingham
0743 225 0415
Hengrove Community Centre
Fortfield Road BS14 9NX
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