English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment.

English lessons at the PRU for KS3 and KS4 cover the requirements in Writing, Reading and Speaking and Listening. Pupils are assessed so that an individually designed programme of study will meet their specific needs. In KS3 the emphasis is on persuasive and descriptive writing enabling the students to be as creative as possible. By KS4 all students are working towards gaining qualifications in English including GCSE and Entry Level Certificate.

Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively. By developing English skills pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers. Speaking and listening skills are important life skills and the power point presentation that each student delivers is always entertaining for the audience!