Thrive Initiative

In the Summer of 2023 Spring hill High decided to invest in the Thrive Approach®.

Thrive ApproachThrive will promote the wellbeing of all Spring Hill High School students, and help to prevent mental health issues arising.

The Thrive Approach has evolved over the last 25 years, providing those who work with children and young people with the knowledge, skills and tools to optimise social and emotional development. Spring Hill High has always strived to promote the well being of our pupils, using trauma informed processes to meet the needs of our students, using pupil EHCPs to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils.

With this in mind it was an obvious choice for us to invest in Thrive as the approach perfectly matched our own ethos and values, complimenting Spring Hill High's attitude towards pupil needs and learning. Thrive is committed to supporting and encouraging the development of confident, curious, creative and capable children and young people who are open to learning and better equipped to deal with life’s ups and downs. Building positive relationships. Spring Hill High has always tried to get our young people ready for the wider world. Enabling them to be able to meet the challenges of daily head on, with all the tools needed to be a fully fledged member of modern society.



 Spring Hill high believes that the connections children and young people have with the adults around them is key. Repetition of positive experiences developed through Thrive activities supports their development, helping them to:

  • Feel good about themselves and know that they matter
  • Increase their sense of security and trust
  • Increase their emotional wellbeing
  • Improve their capacity to be creative and curious
  • Increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
  • Learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
  • Learn to think before behaving in a certain way
  • and much more. 

The Thrive Approach makes perfect sense to compliment the schools own attitude toward the learning of our vulnerable young people.


“Staff help pupils to successfully rearrange in education. Pupils benefit from an education that enables them to achieve meaningful qualifications. Pupils feel safe and well looked after Parents say it has turned their children’s lives around and they now come to school happily and want to come every day. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. Pupils learn about relationships as well as keeping themselves physically and mentally healthy”

Ofsted 2022

Our Sites

Spring Hill High school is a unique school that is split across four sites

Spring Hill High School is located approximately five miles (8 kilometres) north east of Birmingham City Centre and two miles (3 kilometres) from Sutton Coldfield.

Wood End Lane School

Wood End Lane

Building confidence so that each student is prepared for transition into further learning, employment or training in the community.
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Orchard Road School

Orchard Road

A  very nurturing environment that helps students to access education.
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Slade Road School

Slade Road

To care, nurture and educate in a safe environment where students find it difficult to cope in groups.
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Hunton Road

Hunton Road

Peer interactions and plenty of encouragement throughout the school day, within group based lessons.
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