Our Vision

‘To be an innovative centre of excellence, providing outstanding, personalised education for all students’

Mission Statement

‘Provide an environment where students are offered every opportunity to maximise their potential, grow in confidence and above all be happy.

Our Values:


We have high aspirations for all and work together to achieve success

Safe and Happy

We have a culture of vigilance and practice being safe at all times


We focus on what we can do and are proud of our achievements and each other


Everyone matter s and we celebrate everyone uniqueness


We have strong positive relationships and embed emotional education into daily life

Enriching Lives

We strive to make a difference and enable everyone to live their best adult life

‘Working together, achieving success’

Catcote Sixth Form and Employability Centre is situated at Throston in Hartlepool and caters for post-16 and post 19 students with autism. Our post 16 learners follow our sixth form curriculum and our Post 19 learners follow the STEPS programme which is a pre-supported internship programme. We have another offsite sixth form centre situated on Brierton Lane, Hartlepool which caters for our moderate and severe learning difficulties (MLD and SLD). We also have a small cohort of MLD students who are based in our training room above Catcote Metro (a shop in Hartlepool shopping centre). These students are working towards supported internships and employment.

The focus of the sixth form curriculum is around the 4 themes within Preparation for Adulthood (PfA):

Independent Living
Friends, Relationships and Community
Good Health

For further details on the curriculum offer please visit our curriculum section in ‘Discover Catcote Academy’

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