Welcome to The Ladder School

The proposed new Ladder School is a specialist alternative provision school providing education for children aged 13-18. We are due to open in the January 2019 and we will have 40 pupils in school growing to 112 children in September 2020.

The school will deliver a broad and balanced curriculum designed to enable students to return to their mainstream setting and/or to leave the school with the same academic currency as any other student attending a mainstream school.

Under section 10 of the Academies Act 2010 the Trust is required to consult with stakeholders on our proposals for the new school and as a result this website outlines further detail on where and how you can find out more about our proposed new free school.

This is your opportunity to have your say on our proposals.

Chris Bury

“I think the Ladder School, will provide a unique opportunity for the young people in Walsall and it is my aim to ensure that the students of the Ladder School will have access to an outstanding provision, to allow them to open doors, to new opportunities.”

“The Mercian Trust, feels like the perfect organisation to be leading the development of the Ladder School. It is a diverse multi academy trust who are not afraid to be educational pioneers, to ensure the highest standards, in all of its partner schools.”

“I am a firm believer that excellent learning starts with clear principles, if you get the little things right, everything else will fall into place.”