Ascent Autism Specialist College announces new brand identity

Ascent Autism Specialist College (AASC), formerly LEAP Specialist College, officially announced its new brand identity last week.  Students across both provisions received memorabilia mugs that were branded with the new name and logo; designed and produced by Ascent students at the college’s in-house print shop.  The print shop is one of the

North West student receives national award

LEAP Specialist College student Yanick has been awarded the Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award after making an exceptional impact on his peers and the local community. Yanick, nominated by LEAP Specialist College, received his Young Citizen Peacemaker Award at the presentation ceremony on Saturday, 29 April, at St Benedict’s High School. Yanick

Edge Hill University takes high tech genetics laboratories into colleges

Edge Hill University has taken portable genetics labs into colleges to show pupils how easy, fun and fascinating biology can be. The scheme is targeted at colleges in working-class communities and is all part of the university’s commitment to expanding opportunities and promoting careers in science and engineering. Funded by a Genetics

New college to boost digital careers of young people with learning disabilities

A new college for young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has opened in Manchester. Digital Independent Specialist College (DISC) offers young people aged 16 – 24 the chance to learn certain subjects in a small-scale, supported environment that is personalised to their needs and talents. These subjects include: - Web

LEAP Specialist College welcomes local community to its annual Spring Fayre

Spring was in the air at LEAP Specialist College in Newton-le-Willows as students and staff marked the beginning of the new season with its annual Spring Fayre on Friday (17 March). Taking place within the college, which is situated on Wargrave Road, students were involved in the whole event from start to finish,