About Cleaswell Hill School (inc. Ethos, Culture & Core Values)

Cleaswell Hill School is a day community Special School for 181 children age 4-18 years with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Some pupils have additional physical, medical, sensory, communication or emotional needs.

The school has a large, well-qualified and talented team of teaching and support staff who together provide a personalised, quality learning experience for each child. 

Strong support is also received from a team of visiting agencies, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

At Cleaswell Hill School, we aim to provide a happy, secure, stimulating environment, which allows children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

We aim to:

  • Provide personalised learning for all, allowing pupils to achieve and progress according to their personal needs, abilities and aspirations.
  • Ensure that all pupils enjoy education through a rich variety of activities and opportunities in school and the wider community.
  • Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, where pupils have a voice in the school and their views are shared and listened to.
  • Provide all pupils with access to individual care and support networks through access to highly trained, motivated and caring professionals.
  • Encourage high standards of behaviour and self-regulation.