The Local Offer or Summary of Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) - High Peak School, Cheshire
High Peak School is a residential school, with boarding available 52 weeks a year, for boys and girls aged 9-19 and for whom mainstream education has not met their individual needs. The school is set on the border of Cheshire East and the Peak District and provides residential education for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
The school can offer educational and care opportunities for students with behavioural difficulties, SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health), those with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, individuals on the autism spectrum and young people with ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia.
High Peak School is a unique school. Based in a specially-converted former hotel, it offers a range of facilities rarely found in specialist educational settings. As well as traditional classrooms, including specialist teaching areas for Design Technology, Science, Art and two specialist ICT suites, there are a range of sporting and recreation facilities including dance and drama spaces, swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, football pitches and others. There are also vocational learning areas such as a beauty therapy, hairdressing and childcare. There are 80 acres of outside space.
The curriculum at the school is designed to take each individual child’s own educational needs into account and maximise their opportunities for success. Students enjoy access to an extensive range of imaginative learning opportunities which capture and sustain their interest and a range of qualifications including GCSEs are available for study and achievement.
Curriculums at High Peak School are individually developed to best meet any individual child’s needs and to offer them the best outcomes. The focus is on helping children and young people reach their potential and give them the best opportunities to do so.
High Peak School’s residential areas are of the highest quality and are divided according to gender and age range. This allows young people to mix appropriately with their chosen peer groups in a relaxed single sex environment.
This diverse mix of accommodation allows young people to develop appropriate social and independence skills, as well as mixing with the rest of the residential population through structured activities and free time, both on and off the school site.
In its rural location, the school offers a unique setting having been converted from a hotel to create innovative and inspiring learning, social, recreational and living spaces. This allows the building to be appropriately divided for age groups and gender, while still providing homely spaces for young people in the residential areas.
The school provides a safe and creative learning environment for children for whom mainstream education has not met their needs. We aim to maximise the opportunities available for all children, and develop bespoke curriculums to assist them progress in ways most appropriate for them.
Who to contact:
David Glaves: Principal
Phone: 01663 721 731
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