Radcliffe Centre

New Kershaw Centre

Our New Kershaw Centre, Bury site has built capacity for up to 60 pupils across KS3 and Y10. Here we support pupils with SEMH needs, who have either been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream school. More recently we have adapted our provision to meet the needs of more pupils being referred to the Radcliffe site who have SEN needs or an Education Health Care Plan. 

At New Kershaw Centre Bury we have balanced and supported the transition from KS2 to KS3 with our curriculum offer.
 Year 7s arriving to Spring Lane School will be part of the new nurture curriculum at the site, which offers a wide curriculum, but supported with a thematic curriculum of 'topic' similar to that seen in Primary education, where themes i History, Geography, Religious Education and British Values are taught. The transitions in our KS4 offer have been catered for with the introduction of our own vocational offer.

More recently, we have invested in the site to create our own vocational spaces for Year 10. Our vocational hub, consists of a construction area and we are developing our own hair studio, with a view to accreditation in these areas. Easter 2022 will also see the investment of a refreshed gym and physical wellbeing area at Radcliffe, to be accessed by all pupils, to help boost fitness, health and confidence, to overcome SEMH barriers. This space will also be open to staff to support our staff wellbeing strategy.


Our curriculum offer at New Kershaw Centre Bury currently consists of the following subjects;

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Art
  • ICT
  • Food TechnologyPE and Physical Wellbeing
  • Topic (Nurture Curriculum Y7)
  • Vocational hub (Y10)
  • Work experience (Y10)



A pupils day starts at 8.55am with registration and finishes at 2.20pm.

Pupils will have 5 lessons per day, consisting of 5o minutes each lesson. 

A 15 minute break and a 20 minute lunch is also built into the day.

A 20 minute check-in and check-out is at the start and the end of the day respectively to prepare pupils for learning, reflect on learning, undertake reading and discuss pastoral issues.

The typical week offer for a pupil at the Radcliffe site is 26 hours



At Key Stage 3 and Year 10 groups at New Kershaw Centre a uniform policy is in place. 

Pupils identifying as male must wear black jogging bottoms or black shorts in the summer, a black polo shirt and a school jumper.

Pupil identifying as female are permitted to wear a black skirt, with a black polo and a school jumper.

Black trainers or shoes are permitted.

Uniform is available to purchase from main school reception at induction for new pupils, at a cost of £10


Contact Details

Unit Manager: Mrs F Akhtar (Pastoral/ Site Lead)
Phone: 0161 724 2900
Email: springlane@bury.gov.uk
Address: Spring Lane School, New Kershaw Centre, Deal Street, BL9 7PZ


School Opening Hours

The main school building is open from 8am until 5pm, reception is operational until 4pm.

Spring Lane Whitefield is open from 8am until 4pm

Spring Lane Park House is open from 8am until 4pm