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Olsen House School ~ Head Teacher: Alison Ford
85-87 Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TD
0151 924 0234  0151 924 5265

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Olsen House School celebrates its latest Ofsted rating


The school was recently visited by Ofsted and are delighted to have received an overall “Good” rating.ofsted no logo Good2

The report highlights many positives including the progress children make no matter their age, background or abilities. The inspectors noted: "Pupils make good progress across a range of subjects. Almost all pupils achieve their targets and most exceed them. All pupils continue into further education or training.” They found the curriculum to be “rich and interesting”.

The report noted that the focus on pupils’ personal development and welfare was outstanding. Children at the school said they feel safe in school, far less anxious than in other placements, and very well cared for. Some pupils indicate that they have never felt safe in school until coming here.

It also noted that parents said they are very satisfied with the school and speak with enthusiasm about how the staff nurture their children and support their learning. This is summed up by a typical comment that the school is ‘second to none’.

Teaching at the school is also praised within the report with inspectors noting: “Teaching and learning is consistently good in all subject areas and key stages.



Olsen House School opens new ASC provision in Liverpool

On Thursday 2nd February 2017, the new ASC provision, at Olsen House School, in Crosby, Liverpool, was opened by well-known boxing family members Steven and Callum Smith who are from the city. 


The school’s “Bluebird” unit, named by a current pupil, is a specialist ASC-friendly provision. While set within Olsen House School, the unit has its own separate entrance and outside space for pupils.

Decorated throughout with calm, low arousal colours, the provision offers the latest sensory-friendly changeable lighting in order to create an autism-friendly learning environment. Areas within the unit have been developed to support the different learning styles and sensory needs of the individual pupils. 

Bluebird also offers smaller class sizes with high staff ratios, in which students can thrive following their own individualised learning pathway, supported by the specialist staff. The learning spaces have been designed to enable pupils to work in an environment that is comfortable for them and takes into consideration their sensory needs. 

All pupils will have the opportunity to work with the school’s speech and language therapist with a focus on social communication, including listening and understanding and expressive communication. There will also be programmes to develop skills to engage and work others and develop positive relationships.

Head teacher Alison Ford said: “Specialist staff will be working in Bluebird. This is a new exciting addition at the school and has been developed to meet the needs of pupils who may have a primary diagnosis of ASC alongside other diagnosis including ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and sensory processing disorders. 

“We are delighted the Smith brothers will be joining us to officially open the new unit today.”

The four brothers of the Smith family - Paul, Stephen, Liam and Callum - made history when they became the first family to crown four siblings as British champions.

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Their sister Holly, 15, has autism and the Smith family actively promote and support autism awareness as much as they can. The brothers all fight with the word “Autism” featured prominently on the back of their shorts. They do it to honour Holly and to raise awareness of the condition. 

To arrange a visit to the Bluebird ASC provision at Olsen House or to speak with the Head Teacher, Alison Ford please contact her directly on 0151 924 0234 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Olsen House School is a specialist school, in Crosby, Liverpool. It can support young people aged between seven and 16 who have various educational and social needs.

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WBC Silver champions Callum and Stephen Smith with Olsen House Year six pupil Brandon



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We are pleased to announce that we have started working with Speechwise, a company which provides high quality Speech and Language Therapy in the North West.  

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Olsen House School pupils are fanastic, 2016 Exam Results

The pupils at Olsen House School in Crosby, Liverpool, have every reason to be celebrate their 2016 exam results.  The day school provides education for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and is proud to announce  the best results the school has seen in its history.

Two Female Students Celebratin 80304485 smallYear 11 pupils sat a hugely diverse range of GCSE and other nationally recognised examinations in a range of subjects including Science, Maths, English, History, Geography, PE, ICT and Art as well as home cooking skills, power boating, life saving and indoor climbing. On average they achieved nine qualifications per pupil.

Head Teacher Alison Ford said: “We’re thrilled that, in summary, the majority of our pupils achieved one or more qualification relevant to their further education pathway.  We are extremely pleased with the results across all examinations that have been achieved by our young people. It is a true reflection of their hard work and determination – their success is part of the significant progress that our young people make in all aspects of their personal development.

“We have a strong ethos here of working with individual children to make sure they are given every opportunity to reach their potential and given the tools to do so.

“The students should of very proud of their achievements – whether it is a GCSE or another qualification – as this will help them achieve those things they wish to in the future and prepare them for life after the school environment.

“All of the young people at Olsen House School have previously found mainstream settings are not meeting their own individual needs had found it difficult to gain qualifications. There is a deep sense of pride when a child achieves in school and we are focused on supporting young people to be prepared for their futures and help them gain skills and vocational experience also.”

Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with more than 320 separate achievements recorded for students across more than 40 different qualifications on offer.

Sex & Relationship Education

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The Olsen House School PSHE programme this half term has linked up with Health Promotion Services part of the Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.  

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Meet Henry

We would like to introduce you to one of our most popular members of our school community ………  Henry the Huntaway.

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Helping the Homeless

Whitechapel Centre shoebox appeal

Pupils and staff from Olsen House School went into Crosby village to buy items for the Christmas shoeboxes to donate to the Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool. This is a tradition the school carries out every year.

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