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Five Acres High School

Early Help Provision

Five Acres High School is taking part in a national initiative known as Trailblazers. As a Trailblazer school, we are working with statutory health providers who will be delivering mental health service delivery to pupils within the school. Below is listed the provision provided in-house by Five Acres High School.

One to one sessions

These target our most vulnerable students who need personalised support. This has proven fundamental to support these students with the majority of these ‘graduating’ either to group support or light touch early help support. This happens across all year groups looking at the following topics:

  • Transition to secondary school
  • Gender transition and support
  • Sexuality support
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Emotional resilience

Group sessions

These target our next tier of vulnerable students who benefit from group work, team building and the sharing of ideas/thoughts. The majority of these last for six weeks with students then just having a ‘light touch’ afterwards. This happens across all year groups looking at the following topics:

  • Exam anxiety
  • CBT work
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Anger management

NSPCC New Helpline

Following the troubling testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse documented on the Everyone’s Invited website, the NSPCC is here to help.

The new helpline will support children and young people, and offer guidance to adults and staff working with pupils.

The helpline can be contacted on 0800 136 663, or by emailing

School Nursing Offer
Over the last 12 months the School Nursing Service has seen a huge increase in the number of referrals for mental and emotional health problems in young people and child protection as predicted.  There is much work to do, and we are aware that this is the tip of the iceberg.

Our ChatHealth texting service number is 07507 333 351 which can be used to text to a School nurse about any emotional, physical or mental health concern or to arrange a video meeting, face to face or appointment at drop-in.  I

Over the holidays young people can still access a School Nurse by using ChatHealth or giving us a call on one of 6 locality phone numbers found on our website here  ( )