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PiXL TRIP (Tough Realities Improving Performance) is a partnership of pupil referral units, special and hospital schools which has given students increased opportunities to experience success and celebrate recognition.

Member schools are committed to the principle that all our students, regardless of ability and their very difficult circumstances, should have these opportunities and be able to achieve useful qualifications. 

“PiXL TRIP meetings offer an outstanding opportunity to network with similar schools and share effective resources and approaches, that help improve the education and outcomes of all our students."

David Ducane, Deputy Headteacher, Enterprise Learning Alliance, Kent

“The opportunities that TRIP has provided us in terms of networking have been invaluable. We especially appreciate PiXL’s support with tracking and promoting pupil progress.”

Marie Sherlock, Assistant Headteacher, Chelsea Community Hospital School

Meetings: TRIP members meet in London six times a year to share good practice and to discuss curriculum updates. 

Conference: a TRIP conference is held each year, which gives members the opportunity to network with each other, discuss issues of common interest and be updated on developments relevant to alternative provision.

Associate Support: associates visit each half term (six times a year) to focus on strategies, support and networking.  Sharp analysis of data allows PRU leaders to monitor and support the progress of all students, in order to raise their aspirations, attendance and attainment.

Celebration event: PiXL TRIP has annual celebration events to recognise and reward the success of students – in 2014 it was held at the Shard in London and in 2015 at the Tate Modern Art Gallery.

Alternative Edge:  is a programme developed so that students can gain recognition for developing the life attributes of leadership, communication, initiative, resilience and organisation.  The programme differs from the mainstream Edge as it gives schools more flexibility to deliver it over an intense six-week period, or over an academic year to be more suited to students who attend TRIP Schools (Click here for more information on PiXL Edge).


Membership Funding


£2000 designated for centralised services, conferences, associate visits. £1200 will be a discretionary pot to be used as the school sees fit, money not spent will be credited against the following year's membership fee.

For more information about TRIP funding, contact

For more information about PiXL TRIP please speak to Gurinder:

e:  t: 07527 888516