About Us

Since its formation in 2008, R.E.A.L. Education has earned an excellent reputation for re-engaging children and young people in learning.


To support work at Key Stage 4 our small, well-equipped bases include vocational group opportunities in construction, digital arts, music production, sport and active leisure, outdoor education, catering and hospitality, horticulture, life skills and hair and beauty.

Highly Rated

R.E.A.L now works across the East Midlands and has established numerous bases including an Independent School in Blidworth & Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, rated by OFSTED as “Good” within 4 months of opening.

Hub & Spoke Model

Building on this successful hub and spoke model, the R.E.A.L.Alternative Provision School extends this provision, introducing new vocational group opportunities and developing a curriculum that supports skills for life and work.It is a catalyst for creating productive opportunities with commerce and industry to support successful transition into opportunities for training and work.


RAPS Mansfield will became RIS Mansfield on 27th May. The new RIS website will be launching shortly.

R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision