Student support services

CAMHS presentation from 7 February 2018


Vandyke has links with a number of external agencies which come into school to provide support for our students:


Appointments can be arranged to see Brook Clinic through the year offices or by seeing Mrs Murray in the Medical Room.

They will talk through options and help guide choices. They offer advice about healthy relationships, contraceptives, pregnancy and STIs and can provide contraception, STI testing and pregnancy tests.

Other local Brook Clinics are available at the TACTIC Centre, 17 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard. Phone: 01525 373838.

Click here for a link to Brook’s website.


4YP offers independent advice and guidance to students about careers and future plans and also helps support young people with applications and career planning.  Appointments can be made through Mrs Webb, the school co-ordinator.

4YP DROP-INS:  Leighton Buzzard

TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS - 3pm to 6pm at TACTIC, Leighton Buzzard

Other appointments available:  Wendy Millgate on 07780 448599

Phone: 01582 742285  Email:  Facebook: 4YPUK

Click here for a link to 4YP’s website.


The school has counsellors who work with any students who are in need of support or counselling. Students can self-refer through their head of year or may have counselling suggested by a member of staff. Counselling sessions take place in school time and may last for a few weeks or longer depending on circumstances.

All counselling is entirely confidential, within normal safeguarding rules.




Aquarius offers a range of support, information and advice to young people aged between 5 and 18 who use drugs and/or alcohol and also supports young people affected by someone else's use.  Aquarius will come into school to work with individuals or groups, if needed. They are not in school on a regular basis, but we can refer students to them.  If you would like more information on this, click here for a link to their website.



The School Nursing Service offers a drop in session once a week on a Thursday lunchtime. The school nurse can give advice, support and help on a range of medical issues, including nutrition, weight gain/loss, sexual health, injuries or information on any health related matters or concerns.

Appointments can by made via Mrs Murray in the Medical Room.



These services are confidential between the counsellor or health professional and the individual young person.  No information is shared with school staff except as defined in the school's Child Protection Policy and guidance from child protection law.  This is essential to maintain the trust needed for these services to meet the needs of our students.

Other support services available to students include:


     For advice and information for Carers click here.





Teenage advice and information from TACTIC click here.






To report online concerns click here.








For internet advice click here.






For Childline click here.




Prevention of young suicide click here.