Headteacher’s Welcome


At Foundry College we are committed to improving the aspirations and life chances of our students. Our aim is to enable our students to re-engage with mainstream learning if appropriate and if not, to map alternative learning pathways such that they are able to progress through their education journey, achieving successful outcomes. We treat each young person as an individual and tailor their experience to optimise their strengths and interests, thus enhancing both academic and personal development outcomes.

We are a Pupil Referral Unit with a difference. We provide timely, bespoke, learning and support packages for students, aged 5-16. We are able to deliver or facilitate a wide range of different academic and vocational opportunities, enabling students to achieve a wide range of qualifications.

We think positively, we believe in each other and we work in very close partnership with all our stakeholders to provide a smooth learning journey for all our students. Our staff are a dedicated and highly skilled team, passionate about enhancing opportunities for each and every young person. Together, we are the Foundry family and we are proud of our many successes.

Our commitment is to changing lives.


Iain Thomas




















Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Headteacher Iain Thomas

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510