Ancora Community School - Castle Park, Frodsham


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Ancora Community School is part of Ancora House School, we are based at  Castle Park House, Frodsham.  Ancora Community School provides a range of educational support for young people within the Cheshire West and Chester locality who cannot attend their home school due to medical needs. The school  offers core subjects; English, Maths, Science ,PHSE, SRE, Careers as well as a variety of different wellbeing and skill based groups including STEM and Art. 

In addition to our curriculum some young people may be offered access to emotional literacy support (ELSA) from our qualified advisor. 

The school operates between 10.00am and 3.00pm, young people attend on a needs led basis, some young people access fulltime  whilst others access certain elements of the provision. 

Learners are referred to the Access and Outreach Team by their home school for Medical Needs education. The school also has places commissioned by the Virtual School. A small number of intervention places are available as capacity allows.

Careers and Transitions Support at Ancora Community School

At Ancora Community School we have a dedicated Careers Adviser/Education Transitions Worker.

All learners at our school are entitled to high quality CEIAG that provides them with an understanding of the world of work, helps them to explore all of their career options and supports them to make informed decisions about their career. Ancora  wants to help all learners to make good choices about their future and to equip them with the right knowledge and skills to face the future.

The Careers programme will be individualised to the learners. Where appropriate, some aspects of the programme will be delivered in small groups. The careers programme will be delivered in a range of ways: one to one guidance interviews, small group sessions, guest speakers from different career fields, through supported visits to colleges, training providers and other local providers, they may also be supported to attend career fairs in their local area. Learners will be supported to use online resources.

The careers programme aims to:

· Develop learners understanding of their own skill and abilities

· Look at student strengths and weaknesses

· Help to develop decision making skills

· Assist the understanding of the pathways open after year 11 and beyond

· Provide employability skills like CVs, interview skills and support with producing personal statements

· Offer support to access useful websites and online tools

· Where appropriate, give relevant Careers information to parents/carers

Education Transition is always supported. The transition support, like the careers programme, is individualised and bespoke to every student. Transition support can include but is not limited to:

  • Meetings to discuss support needs
  • Supported visits
  • Providing school/college/placement with Education Support Plan
  • Liaison with all appropriate professionals to ensure suitable support is in place
  • Liaison with parent and carers

Please see full details about our Careers Programme and Transitions Support on the CEIAG Policy, Careers and Transition pages on the whole school site.

The address for our Castle Park provision is:


Ancora Community School

Castle Park House, 

Castle Park,

Chester Road,





Our contact number is : 01244 981 012

Our email address is : 

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

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