Youngsters in Essex who are too disruptive for normal school lessons are being helped by a local church.
Frinton Free Church has set up its own school and says it's filling a gap and changing the lives of students at risk from exclusion.
They attend two days a week and staff say the aim is to eventually get them back into full time mainstream education.
In partnership with the charity TLG or Transforming Lives for Good the school is run on the same lines as any other - including being subject to OFSTED inspections. The difference though is the bespoke teaching style, tailored to each child's need.
Staff say already a number of students have been able to resume lessons in a mainstream school.
Although it is a church school, staff are christian and welcome youngsters from all backgrounds, believers or not.