R.E.A.L Education, R.E.A.L Independent School

R.E.A.L’s strengths are highlighted by our flexibility and speed of response to meet the needs of children and young people with complex and challenging additional needs. At the heart of all our programmes is a commitment to person-centred planning approaches and the use of learner and parent voice.

We offer a wide range of flexible education choices which is personalised to the learner. This can be through a package of one to one learning and small nurture groups whether this is in one of our learning hubs, or working at home. Or, as part of curriculum and vocational groups. Learning can be taught through discrete sessions or fully embedded throughout the curriculum.

R.E.A.L also offer other services such as befriending, counselling, exam hosting and short term assessment packages.

DfE establishments:

RIS Blidworth: 891/0623
RIS Ikeston: 830/6050
RIS Mansfield: 891/6037
RIS Hinckley: 855/6047

What’s on offer?

Academic qualifications:

English language, English literature, Maths, Art, Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics,  History, Geography

Vocational qualifications:

BTEC: Introduction to – Sport, Construction, Public Services
IMI: Light Vehicle maintenance
NCFE: Creative Digital qualifications
RSL: Creative Arts qualifications in Music and Drama
BIIAB: Essentials in Catering, NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
Various AIM Awards to support qualifications

Functional skills:

English, maths  all entry levels up to level 2

Online courses:
Refer to the website

SEND provision:

SpLD Specific learning difficulties
MLD Moderate learning difficulty
SLCN Speech, language and communication needs
SEMH Social, emotional and mental health
ASD Autistic spectrum disorder
NSA ‘SEN support’ but no specialist assessment of type of need

Therapeutic/nurture/wellbeing support:

R.E.A.L have developed bespoke wellbeing support and track learner “soft” progressions using an in-house system supported by a specialist curriculum.



The cost can vary dependent on the choice of timetable.


Delivery Addresses:

Our Schools
R.E.A.L Independent School (Blidworth)
Key Stage 2 & 3
The Old Fire Station, Mansfield Road, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire NG21 0PN
Key Stage 4 & 5
Concorde House, Kestrel Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5FT

R.E.A.L Independent School (Ikeston)
Gallows Inn Playing Fields, Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5BB

R.E.A.L Independent School (Mansfield)
Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2AD
1 Hankin Avenue, Underwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 5FU

R.E.A.L Independent School (Hinckley)
27 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1AP
Whittle Hill Farm, Shepshed Road, Nanpantan, Leicestershire LE12 9YE

Vocational Centres

Kingsmill House, Kings Mill Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5ER

Catering & Hospitality
Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2AD

Unit 6, Hillstown Small Business Centre, Mansfield Road, Hillstown, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 6LE

Creative Digital
Unit 1 Comercial Gate, Acorn Business Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1EX

Land Based Studies
Pinxton Lane, Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire NG17 1JF

Creative Arts ( including Music, Drama and Art)
The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1NG

Mechanics (Central)
Kingsmill House, Kings Mill Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5ER

Mechanics (South)
10 Newark Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4PP

Pleasley Landmark Centre, Chesterfield Road North, Pleasley, Notts, NG19 7SP

Learning Hubs

Sandhills Centre, Sandhill Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 1SY

City Hub, 10 Newark Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4PP

Referral & Intervention Hub

100 Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 1BP


  • Online courses
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4
  • Post 16
  • GCSEs
  • Functional skills
  • Vocational qualifications
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Short term
  • Medium term
  • Long term

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