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'Change your thoughts and you change your world'. Norman Vincent Peale

Burnside Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) was formed in September 2011 as a result of the amalgamation of the Burnside Key Stage 3 PRU, the local authority’s Key Stage 4 PRU and Forest Pathway College, which was part of Waltham Forest’s Alternative Provision for Year 11 students. It is overseen by the Executive Head of Waltham Forest’s Pupil Referral units and Alternative Provision. The unit is led and managed by a Senior Associate Headteacher.

At the Burnside School, the unit educates Key Stages 3 and 4 students who have been permanently excluded, or are at risk of permanent exclusion, from mainstream schools.