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FACE Youth Services

FACE Youth provides alternative education in a small, specialised Independent School for students (aged 11-16) who cannot cope within mainstream school environments. These students are also often too vulnerable, for a range of reasons, to cope within Pupil Referral Units and other provision for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

Teachers provide individual and small group teaching in core curriculum and other subjects. This is done with a focus on each student’s individual needs. In addition to the taught subjects, each student has a programme that addresses their feelings and behaviour.

With a team of expert teachers, counsellors and mentors, they provide alternative education in a specialised Therapeutic School. They have a high success rate at re-integration into mainstream education, either into secondary schools or post-16 colleges.

FACE Youth also support students in mainstream and special schools.

Who to contact

020 8542 6208
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John Innes Youth Centre
61 Kingston Road
SW19 1JN

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Students are referred to FACE Youth Therapeutic School by Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and sometimes by schools. Referrals are considered for admission throughout the academic year. Students are selected for entry by matching their needs with the provision offered by FACE Youth. Consideration is also given to the student's character and the number and needs of the other students at the school. FACE endeavour to find out as much as possible about each young person before considering an offer of a place; that is why they meet with the referring school/agency and pay close attention to the statements and assessments etc. of the student prior to offering a place at the school.

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