The parents of our St Helens College 14-16 Academy students share their thoughts and feelings about their son/daughters time with us.
Conor Butler with his parents.
"His confidence has grown so much since he joined St Helens College 14-16 Academy and we feel it was the best decision for his future to come here.
The one-to-one support provided by the teaching staff and how they motivate, encourage and create a friendly environment has made a difference."
Parents of Conor Butler
"My son wasn't happy at his last school and had heard about the vocational courses he could study alongside his GCSEs at St Helens College 14-16 Academy which really interested him.
He has learnt so much in a short space of time and is treated like an independent adult. He now thoroughly enjoys his studies and his confidence has improved."
Parent of Adam Williams
"The school he previously attended didn't suit his academic needs, with limitations to the subjects he could study and a restricted timetable which meant he wasn't able to achieve his full potential.
The class sizes are a lot smaller so he receives more support in the classroom and we are more than happy with his progress at St Helens College 14-16 Academy so far."
Parent of Matthew Isherwood
"We do firmly believe that if Louise had continued in her previous school, she wouldn't have achieved as much as she has. She has worked hard and the support from all the staff and acknowledging her potential has helped her to achieve."
Parent of Louise Beddow
"Since joining St Helens College 14-16 Academy, Lauren has been so much happier in herself and has grown in confidence. Her previous school couldn't accommodate Lauren in the subjects that she wanted to study as they had rigid pathways which limited her options.
At St Helens College 14-16 Academy, Lauren is studying subjects that are actually relevant to her chosen career and her grades have improved considerably. Moving her was definitely the right thing to do."
Parent of Lauren Ellis