1. The perception of the PRU might seem negative but it has been a very positive experience for my son and has helped him a lot. He is now returning to school and I am very happy.

    Anonymous parent
  2. I am very happy that my son’s attendance has improved with the help of the PRU. It was very low and has now increased. I am happy with all the work that the staff have done to support him

    Mrs R. Begum
  3. The PRU is the best thing that is provided for young people out of school. It was exactly what my daughters needed. My older daughter is now at college and doing really well. Thank you.

    Dawn Fraser
  4. My child has been very lucky to get the support he is getting from the PRU and it is something he should value for the rest of his life.

    Anonymous Carer
  5. In 2013, there was a six percentage point increase in students achieving five or more GCSE passes at A* to G including English and mathematics, a clear improvement on the previous years’ performance.

    Ofsted 2014
  6. I have had amazing support from staff over the years my daughter has been attending the PRU and it has helped me from feeling isolated. Everyone praises and works hard with the students.

    Mandy Hutchins
  7. I feel that my daughter is happier, has made a lot of progress and wants to go to school to learn. As a family we feel safe with where she is during the day.

    Ms J Haley
  8. I’m really pleased that he attends Harpley, its benefitting him and also myself as a mother. I’m really happy that you always keep me informed of what is going on.

    Mrs S Malik

A warm welcome to our website. The Tower Hamlets PRU is a multi-site school with centres across the borough. We cater for all children, primary and secondary, who are unable to attend mainstream education.

I hope you enjoy looking through our site and reading about school life at the PRU.


John Bradshaw


As a result of good teaching, most students successfully re-engage with education and achieve well in a range of subjects.
Ofsted 2014