Alternative Provision

At the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre, we place the wellbeing and development of young people at the forefront of everything we do. Our Alternative Provision programmes offer a unique approach to education, focusing on holistic development in an outdoor setting.


Why Choose Alternative Provision at White Hall?


  • Holistic Development: We believe in nurturing the whole child, focusing not only on academic progress but also on social, emotional, and personal growth.
  • Improving Outcomes: Our Alternative Provision programmes have been shown to improve behaviour, confidence, resilience, school attendance, social skills, and interactions among young people.
  • Positive Relationships: With smaller staffing ratios of 2 to 1 or 1 to 1, we foster strong and supportive relationships between young people and adults, which are often challenging to achieve in larger group sizes.
  • Preventing Breakdowns: By addressing the root causes of difficulties in mainstream education, our programmes help prevent breakdowns at school or at home that could lead to exclusion or moving into residential care.
  • Respite Care: We offer a supportive environment for young people who struggle in mainstream education due to various factors, providing them with much-needed respite and an opportunity to thrive.
  • Outdoor Learning Benefits: Accessing the outdoors and green spaces has clear benefits for the mental health of young people. Our outdoor education programmes offer a refreshing alternative to traditional classroom settings.


Our Commitment to Derbyshire’s Young People


At the White Hall Centre, we are dedicated to providing life-changing and unforgettable outdoor education experiences to all of Derbyshire’s young people. Our mission is to offer the best possible support to further their development and provide them with the best start in life.


Tailored Programmes


We can tailor our Alternative Provision programmes to meet the needs and behavioural concerns of individuals, or groups of up to 12 at a time. Whether it’s building confidence, improving social skills, or enhancing academic engagement, we design programmes that cater to the unique requirements of each young person.


Passionate and Determined


We are passionate and determined to make a difference in the lives of children. Our team is committed to creating a supportive and enriching environment where every young person can thrive and reach their full potential.


If you’re looking for an alternative approach to education that prioritises the holistic development of young people, White Hall Outdoor Education Centre is here to support you every step of the way. Contact Us today to learn more about our Alternative Provision programmes or read Alternative Provision Information below.

SORE alternative provision info

SORE alternative provision referral form

Consent participant details Form