REACH Alternative Education

Reach operations update 21st March 2020:

Dear Parent / Carer,

Reach is currently still offering face to face sessions to students. This is both in group format and one to one. We require you to contact us (ideally text) to confirm your wishes to attend as normal & that your child does not have symptoms of the Covid19 virus. If they, or someone at home has had symptoms, they must not attend for 14 days. If we do not hear from you then we will not collect your son / daughter & transport may not arrive. If your son / daughter is dropped off and we don’t have the all clear then we hold the right to return them back to you immediately. Thank you for your support. We are committed to doing our very best to support all students and families. We have a very restricted offer. Any family / student who is in isolation will be offered a virtual service (which we will explain). If anything changes then we will be in contact. Please note that group and one to one lengths may be reduced.

Thank you and please take care.

Dan & the Reach team.



REACH is one of Somerset’s leading providers of alternative education placements. Our professional and long-standing team are able to respond to needs by delivering one-to-one and small group provision.

We currently provide provision for over 150 students across the area and have built an excellent reputation for successful placements through partnership working.

Reach is known for being an outward facing provision. We pride in working outside of buildings, allowing young people to safely explore their community, the South West and learn relevant practical life skills. Our leadership team face outwards into schools and are able to work multiagency to ensure strong partnerships and support to schools. Our Safeguarding Lead team of 4 ensure that safeguarding, attendance and progress are at the core of all the work we do. The duty desk provides a single point of access for families, schools and agencies to get responsive communication and support during our open hours. Please explore our website, watch the videos, make contact and come and visit anytime! If you are a school, please read the key information for QA / Ofsted document at the bottom of this page.

Self Confidence • Resilience
Emotional Intelligence • Social Skills

“REACH, ensures excellent one to one and small group work that helps significantly improve social and emotional development for those who need it”

– From South Somerset Partnership School OFSTED Report October 2014

Motivation was understood to change through the positive relationships that were established at REACH between youth workers and young people, together with the activities that young people participate in as part of their individual programmes.

– From University of Bristol Research report “Improving educational outcomes for young people” November 2016

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PO Box 37
Martock, Somerset, TA12 6WN
(This is the office address and not our student base address or address for any transport.)

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