About Us:

The Ummid Independent School is part of the Himmat Project, an organisation set up by the Home Office over 20 years ago to offer young people the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence, thus enabling and empowering them to decide their own futures. The Himmat Project runs a variety of programmes working with the Probation Service, Youth Offending Team and Social Services and our background in this area has given us a solid understanding of the social, emotional and behavioural barriers facing young people in our community.

Ummid Independent School was established with the purpose of providing a holistic, solution focused approach to the development of young people attending our provision. Our role is to help our young people to understand and overcome their barriers to learning in a safe and stimulating environment through a curriculum that is appropriate to their physical, emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. We work with other children’s services and encourage pupils to build relationships with mainstream schools at every suitable opportunity to promote their progression.

Our provision runs from 9am-3pm Monday to Friday term time.


Staff at Ummid Independent School have diverse training and experience in order to enable them to fully meet the needs of our young people. Our staff have years of experience of working with young people with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, those with complex learning difficulties or disabilities including autistic spectrum conditions and young people with extremely challenging behaviour.

Our staff are qualified teachers and youth workers with a variety of qualifications between them including Social Services Behaviour Management Level 2, CP Safeguarding Children- Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Young People and Team Teach.

Curriculum Offer:

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum focused on developing and encouraging young people to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners. We provide core subjects including GCSEs as well as involving young people in vocational learning through social action projects such as the Soup Kitchen Project which takes place every Tuesday.

  • BTEC First in Sport learning programme Level 1 or 2
  • English GSCE
  • Maths GCSE
  • Functional Skills
  • Sport Active Leisure BTEC L1
  • Catering Skills Level 1

Contact Us:

Joanne Watts

Ummid Independent School
The Old Sunday School
Bakes Street
BD18 1BE

Tel: 01274 577 866

Website: www.ummid.org

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