Class 3 is a Post 16 class who learn and develop skills which will aid them in life after Old Park. These are skills such as cooking a basic meal, using public transport and finding out about and using local facilities. Independence is at the heart of everything Class 3 is about. Each student chooses where they sit on the bus or where to explore the supermarket for their cooking ingredients.
Students learn and develop functional skills such as crossing the road, reading social signs, ordering and paying for food in a cafe. These skills are learnt in a safe environment within school then practised out in the community throughout the week.
Class 3 pupils visit many Post 19 providers throughout the area. These providers range from local colleges to social care providers. Pupils are given guided tours and are encouraged to ask questions and learn for themselves what they can do whilst there.
Class 3 students are working towards an OCR Diploma in Life and Living Skills. This accredited award is recognised across the country and is a good foundation for the pupils to build upon after leaving Old Park.