Alumni Quotes

“Cornwall and college are both doing great thank you and to be honest I wouldn’t have done it without getting kicked out of mainstream school and coming to Douglas Bader.  It honestly charged my life for the better even when I was kicking off about stupid things or crying about exams. All of the teachers was so supportive and never gave up on me and couldn’t thank you all enough. I hope you are all doing amazing xx”

“At last someone was listening!  Before M went to a school with 2,000 pupils and I felt he was lost, labelled like a ‘bad’ boy!  Mainstream school does not suit everybody.  Initially I felt there was no way he was going to a short stay school as it would be unsuitable however M wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for Douglas Bader.”

“Douglas Bader changed my life! (for the better.) After getting kicked out of a few schools I went to Bader and it made realise so much! Life’s too short to ruin at such a young age! If it wasn’t for Bader I would probably be in a load more trouble in my adult life! I came out with grades I was chuffed with, all thanks to the love and support of these amazing teachers! I now have a house and animals with my girlfriend at the age of 20 which 4/5 years ago I would have said, no chance!”

“Because of the support and help from the teachers at Douglas Bader, I was able to leave with at least 5 GCSEs and get on to a level 3 Sports Diploma at college. Now I have completed college, I’m taking a gap year and will soon be attending university. This wouldn’t have happened without the patience and empathy that the teachers had with me at the school and I am extremely grateful for everything Douglas Bader has done for me.”