Burton PRU is a Pupil Referral Unit that supports the learning of students who reside in the East Staffs district.  It is a Staffordshire Local Authority school which works in close partnership with the schools and the various alternative providers in the town.  The school has 3 separate sites – our main site in Winshill, Burton, with a smaller satellite site in Uttoxeter and a further satellite site in Bond Street, Burton on Trent.

Since 1st April 2018, Burton PRU has been part of a Federation with Kettlebrook Short Stay School in Tamworth.  We are now able to extend the opportunities for all the students in both PRUs.  At Burton PRU, we have very good facilities although on a small scale.  The classes are small to enable each student to make quick and rapid progress in their social and academic studies.

We offer a broad, balanced, flexible academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to all our students and we ensure that they are fully included in all aspects of school life and are equipped to move onto their chosen post 16 plans.  We believe that everyone has a right to equal opportunities.  We have a positive culture and ethos that all ensures students, adults and families feel welcome and have an equal chance to benefit from our school and everything that it provides.  We are committed to giving all of our students every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards including those with diverse needs.  Underpinning all of this is a strong culture of safeguarding as ensuring children are safe and learn how to stay safe is a crucial role.

As a Local Authority school, all staff are trained through PROACT-SCIP-UK in case any physical intervention is necessary for the safety of your child or other children at Burton PRU.   All data is shared with the Local Authority and your child’s school / academy to support their social and academic progress.

If you have any concerns / complaints then please contact the Head of School immediately so that we can address your concerns; if it about the Head of School then please contact the Executive Headteacher, then the Chair of Management Committee via the school’s Clerk to the MC.


What parents/carers say


“My child is happy, feels safe, is well looked after and deals with bullying effectively.”


“This school is well lead and managed, responds well with any concerns raised and makes sure its pupils are well behaved; parents would recommend this school to another parent.”

What students say

“I now enjoy school.”

“I’m happy and feel safe at this school.”

“I now know I’ve got a future.”

Survey results. For for full information see Documents and Resources below