Confidence Through Creativity
Anstee Bridge is an alternative learning programme for young people aged 14-16 facing emotional challenges that cause them to struggle and disengage from education.
Our programme provides bespoke support for young people with a range of emotional and social issues, helping them to cope with the pressures of their final year of education.
We achieve this through a holistic approach that links every aspect of a young person’s care including:
- Emotional support and coaching to help young people find a post-16 destination.
- Life skills, including healthy eating and looking after sexual health.
- A programme of creative activities to build confidence and increase mental well-being.
Our aim is to ensure our young people complete the programme with an increased level of confidence and self-esteem so that they want to re-engage with education in an appropriate post-16 destination.
How We’re Funded
Anstee Bridge is part of Achieving for Children. The project was set up in 2008 with funding from Kingston Borough Council and is now partly funded through the dedicated schools grant. This means that we are always looking for help with funding, for new supplies to support our learning environment, and for the dedication of volunteers to help us encourage and inspire our students to enjoy a fun, fulfilling and successful future.
Find out how you can help us – it is probably easier than you think!
You can read all about what we do here.