Specialist Education Provision in Cheshire East

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The below table provides an overview of the range of provision available to meet Special Educational Needs locally:

Range of provision available to meet Special Educational Needs
CategoryMainstreamAdditionally Resourced ProvisionSpecial schools

Department for Education (DfE)categories of SEN

 

Following moderation of assessment – pupils shown to need special educational provision may be allocated a place in Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP)

Following statutory, multi-agency, integrated assessment - the local authority may find a need for a special educational placement - in Cheshire East or in a neighbouring local authority.

Cognition and Learning

Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)

Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty(PMLD)

All mainstream schools offer an inclusive setting catering for a wide range of needs through school SEN support and additional specialist support

Complex learning needs primary:

  • Bexton Primary
  • Park Lane 2-19 (SLD; PMLD)
  • Springfield 4-19 (SLD; PMLD)

Communication and Interaction

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)

All schools meet all types of needs through school SEN support and additional specialist support

ASC primary:

  • Ivy Bank
  • Puss Bank
  • Hermitage Primary 
  • Handforth Grange
  • Shavington Primary

ASC secondary:

  • Macclesfield Academy
  • Wilmslow High
  • Middlewich High
  • Church Lawton 5-19 (ASC)

Sensory and/or Physical

Physical Disability (PD)

Vision Impairment (VI)

Hearing Impairment (HI)

All schools meet all types of needs through school SEN support and additional specialist support

HI primary:

  • Lindow Community Primary
  • Middlewich Primary

HI secondary:

  • Wilmslow High
  • Middlewich High
 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health(SEM)

All schools meet all types of needs through school SEN support and additional specialist support

SEM Primary:

  • Hungerford Primary
  • Marlfields Primary 
  • Monks Coppenhall Academy

SEM Secondary:

  • Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School 
  • Adelaide 9-18 (SEM)
  • Adelaide Heath Academy 8-16 (SEM)

 

 

  • The Axis Academy 4-18

We aim to educate all our children and young people locally. However, for learners with particularly complex needs, moderation of assessments may identify that a particular independent specialist provision is needed. The local authority places pupils with some of these providers in exceptional circumstances.

Section 41 information

Cheshire East has pupils placed with the following independent specialist providers:

Independent specialist providers
Special Educational NeedsAge 5 – 16Age 16 – 19Age 19 – 25
Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Bright Futures
  • Birtenshaw
  • Bright Futures
  • Birtenshaw
  • Bright Futures
  • Arden College
Autism
  • Aurora Hanley School
  • Eden school
  • Fairfield House School
  • Hopedale School
  • Options Kinsale
  • Petty Pool Vocational College
  • Seashell Trust
  • St John Vianney School
  • The Roaches School
  • Wargrave House School
  • Inscape House Schools (Together Trust)
  • Abbey School 
  • Maple Grove School (Acorn Care and Education Ltd)
  • David Lewis College
  • High Grange School
  • Hopedale School
  • Petty Pool Vocational College
  • St John Vianney School
  • Inscape House School (Together Trust)
  • Abbey School
  • David Lewis College
  • Arden College
  • Pinc College

Sensory Impairment (Hearing or Visual)


  • Royal School for the Deaf, Derby
  • St Vincent's School for the Blind

  • Royal School for the Deaf, Derby
  • St Vincent's School for the Blind
  • Royal National College for the Blind

Severe Learning Difficulties


  • Hopedale School
  • iMAP
  • Inscape House School (Together Trust)
  • Seashell Trust (Royal School Manchester)
  • Sunfield School
  • Bladon House School
  • David Lewis Centre
  • iMAP
  • Inscape House School (Together Trust)
  • Petty Pool Vocational College
  • Seashell Trust (Royal School Manchester)
  • St John Vianney School
  • Sunfield School

  • Bridge College
  • David Lewis College
  • Derwen College
  • Henshaws Specialist College
  • Regent College
  • Seashell Trust (Royal College Manchester)
  • Arden College
  • National Star College

Physical Difficulties

   
  • Derwen College
  • Seashell Trust
  • Treloar Trust
  • Arden College
  • National Star College

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

  • Acorns School (Stockport - Keys Childcare (Holdings) Ltd)
  • Access School
  • Ashcroft School (Together Trust)
  • Bluebell School
  • Chaigeley School
  • High Peak School (Kedleston Schools Ltd)
  • Glebedale School (Acorn Care and Education Ltd)
  • Hopedale School
  • Reddish Hall School
  • Rossendale School
  • West Kirby Residential School
  • Broadstones School 
  • Halton School (Keys Group) 
  • Lavender Field School 
  • Lyme Brook Independent School (Prestige Adolescent Care and Education Ltd)
  • Pace Education
  • Peak Education
  • Smallbrook School (Acorn Care and Education Ltd)
  • Acorns School (Stockport - Keys Childcare (Holdings) Ltd)
  • Halton School (Keys Group)
  • Lavender Field School
  • Lyme Brook Independent School (Prestige Adolescent Care and Education Ltd)
  • Peak Education
  • Smallbrook School (Acorn Care and Education Ltd)
  • Pinc College

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