• Merger Update

    We are delighted to announce that formal merger of the Mercian and Q3 Academies Trusts was completed on the 1st May 2022


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Principals’ Welcome

I would like to welcome you on behalf of staff, students, governors and the wider trust to The Ladder School.

We are an Alternative Provision Free School located in Walsall Town Centre. We opened in February 2019 to a small cohort of students. Over the coming years we will continue to grow and become the ‘go to place’ for alternative provision in the borough.

Our Mission

The Ladder School is a safe, well ordered and caring environment for learning. It delivers high quality education to all its students and supports them to develop their individual potential for growth, self-worth and self-control.

High quality outstanding teaching, and clear and consistent guidance and support facilitates students in succeeding in education.