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Our specialist multi-disciplinary team support all of our young people living with social emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism (ASC), communication and sensory difficulties, attachment difficulties, childhood trauma and moderate learning difficulties (MLD) towards excellent outcomes in preparing for adulthood.

Our attachment aware and trauma informed school supports young people who have suffered adverse childhood experiences. We have a newly designed autism specific provision, the 'Rocks Centre', where the environment and teaching approaches are tailored to ensure those with an autism diagnosis can thrive.

We believe that young people with SEMH, ASC and other presentations can continue to develop skills and strategies that enable them to participate as independent, valued citizens, enjoying equal rights, opportunities and a good quality of life. Children and young people in our care will flourish, have fun and achieve.


Our positive expectations are based on:

Healthy and well                 Prepared

Independent                        Engaged

Growth mindset                  Aiming high

Happiness                            Kindness and compassion

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Latest News

Brave the Shave!

High Peak School Care Team are going to Brave the Shave!

Halloween Celebrations

Spooky cake showdown and fancy dress at High Peak School

Hello Yellow from High Peak School

The school showing support for World Mental Health Day...



Success Stories

C was one of the first pupils at High Peak

Around two years ago we shared the story of C, a young man who was one of the first pupils at...

Clara moved beyond her traumatic experiences...

Often young people who come to a Kedleston residential school have experienced extreme trauma in...



"How you have managed to organise an emergency stay for 12 kids in this short time, and for them to settle like this, is amazing, I should know I used to work in children's homes."

“‘Thanks for all the support you have given our child, particularly over these last few days, it really is appreciated.”

"I just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet you this morning and to see all the work our daughter has been doing with you. We are delighted with the progress our daughter is making and in such a short time too!"

"You have got a good measure of our child and we really like your straightforward, no-nonsense approach with her. Our child responds well to such consistent and firm boundaries. We are sure they will do well with you all at High Peak. Thank you."

Contact Information

01663 721731



Headteacher: Anne Price