West Kirby School and College

WKS is a Non Maintained Special School for pupils with a wide range of social, communication difficulties often linked with conditions such as Autism and additional complex learning needs.

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Special needs schools in the North-West

Are you looking for a special needs school in the North-West, or trying to find out more information about special schools in the region?

Search here for independent special needs schools in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man, Lancashire and Merseyside. Find and compare schools nearest to you and those with particular specialisms.

You will find all special schools in the North-West listed at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, those that offer residential facilities, and those that have a speciality in:

a) social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties 

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) 

d) sensory or physical impairment 

Our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school.  

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 26th edition.



Appletree School

Natland,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 7QS

www.appletreetreatmentcentre.co.uk

AttDD, ADHD, BESD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, SCD, SEBD

Read more about Appletree School

Kirby Moor School

Longtown Road,
Brampton,
Cumbria,
CA8 2AB

www.nlcs.uk.com/our-school/

ADHD, ASD, BESD

Read more about Kirby Moor School

West Kirby School and College

Meols Drive,
West Kirby,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH48 5DH

www.wkrs.co.uk

ADHD, ASD, BESD, SCD, SEBD, SPLI

Read more about West Kirby School and College

Acorns School

19b Hilbert Lane,
Marple,
Stockport,
Greater Manchester,
SK6 7NN

EBD

Advanced Education - Warrington School

2 Forrest Way,
Gatewarth Industrial Estate,
Warrington,
Cheshire,
WA5 1DF

BESD, EBD, SEBD

Arden College

40 Derby Road,
Southport,
Merseyside,
PR9 0TZ

ASD, LD

Ashcroft School

Together Trust Campus,
Schools Hill,
Cheadle,
Greater Manchester,
SK8 1JE

BESD, EBD, SEBD

Aurora Brambles East School

Woodlands,
Holly Tree Close,
Darwen,
Lancashire,
BB3 2NG

SEBD

Aurora Brambles School

159 Longmeanygate,
Midge Hill,
Leyland,
Lancashire,
PR26 7TB

EBD

Aurora Keyes Barn School

Station Road,
Salwick,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR4 0YH

EBD

Beaumont College

Slyne Road,
Lancaster,
Lancashire,
LA2 6AP

ASD, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

Belmont School

Haslingden Road,
Rawtenstall,
Rossendale,
Lancashire,
BB4 6RX

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DEL, EBD, SCD, SEBD

Birtenshaw School

Bromley Cross,
Bolton,
Greater Manchester,
BL7 9AB

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, CP, DEL, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

Bracken School

1 Harbour Lane,
Warton,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR4 1YA

ADHD, DYSL, MLD

Bridge College

Openshaw Campus,
Whitworth Street,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M11 2GR

ASD, AUT, CLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SCD

Cambian Birch House School

98-100 Birch Lane,
Longsight,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M13 0WN

BESD, EBD, SEBD

Cambian Whinfell School

110 Windermere Road,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 5EZ

AUT, EBD

Cedar House School

Bentham,
Lancaster,
Lancashire,
LA2 7DD

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, BESD, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, SCD, SEBD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Chaigeley

Thelwall,
Warrington,
WA4 2TE

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DYSL, EBD, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, SCD, SEBD, SLD, SpeechLD

Clarence High School

West Lane,
Freshfield,
Merseyside,
L37 7AS

EBD

Cornerstones

2 Victoria Road,
Grappenhall,
Warrington,
WA4 2EN

AUT, EBD

Crookhey Hall School

Crookhey Hall, Garstang Road,
Cockerham,
Lancaster,
Lancashire,
LA2 0HA

AttDD, ADHD, BESD, DEL, EBD, SCD, SEBD

Cumberland School

Church Road,
Bamber Bridge,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR5 6EP

ADHD, ASP, BESD, MLD, SpeechLD

Darwen School

3 Sudell Road,
Darwen,
Lancashire,
BB3 3HW

EBD

Eden Grove School

Bolton,
Appleby,
Cumbria,
CA16 6AJ

ADHD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CP, DYSL, EBD, EPI, MLD, Physlmp, SpeechLD

Eden Park Academy

119 Warwick Road,
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA1 1JZ

EBD

Elland House School

Unit 7,
Roman Road,
Royton,
Lancashire,
OL2 5PJ

BESD

Fairfield House School

59 Warburton Lane,
Partington,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M31 4NL

ASD

Fell House School

Grange Fell Road,
Grange-Over-Sands,
Cumbria,
LA11 6AS

EBD

Halton School

33 Main Street,
Halton Village,
Runcorn,
Cheshire,
WA7 2AN

EBD

High Peak School

Mudhurst Lane,
Higher Disley,
Stockport,
Cheshire,
SK12 2AP

SEBD

Hope Corner Academy

70 Clifton Road,
Runcorn,
Cheshire,
WA7 4TD

ASD, BESD, MLD

Inscape House School

Together Trust Campus,
Schools Hill,
Cheadle, Stockport,
Cheshire,
SK8 1JE

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD

Lakeside School

Naylors Road,
Huyton,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L27 2YA

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, HighA, Hlmp, LD, MLD, Physlmp, SCD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Langdon College

9 Leicester Avenue,
Salford,
Greater Manchester,
M7 4HA

ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, Physlmp, PartH, SCD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Learn 4 Life

Quarry Bank Community Centre,
364 Ormskirk Road, Tanhouse,
Skelmersdale,
Lancashire,
WN8 9AL

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DYSL, EBD, GLD, SCD

Lime Meadows

73 Taunton Road,
Ashton-Under-Lyne,
Greater Manchester,
OL7 9DU

EBD

Lindeth College

Wigton Road,
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA2 6LB

MLD, SLD

Liverpool Progressive School

Rice Lane,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L9 1NR

AUT, SLD

Moorlands View Children's Home and School

Manchester Road,
Dunnockshaw,
Burnley,
Lancashire,
BB11 5PQ

EBD

Nugent House School

Carr Mill Road,
Billinge,
Wigan,
Greater Manchester,
WN5 7TT

EBD

Oliver House School

Hallgate,
Astley Village,
Chorley,
Lancashire,
PR7 1XA

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

Olsen House School

85-87 Liverpool Rd,
GT. Crosby,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L23 5TD

SEBD

Oversands School

Witherslack,
Grange-Over-Sands,
Cumbria,
LA11 6SD

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, EBD, MLD, SPLD

Peterhouse School for Pupils with Autism & Asperger's Syndrome

Preston New Road,
Southport,
Merseyside,
PR9 8PA

ASD, ASP, AUT

Pontville

Black Moss Lane,
Ormskirk,
Lancashire,
L39 4TW

ASD, ASP, CLD, MLD, SCD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD

Progress School

Gough Lane,
Bamber Bridge,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR26 7TZ

AUT, PMLD, SCLD, SLD

Red Rose School

28-30 North Promenade,
St Annes on Sea,
Lytham St Annes,
Lancashire,
FY8 2NQ

ASD, DEL, SPLD

Roselyn House School

Moss Lane,
Off Wigan Road,
Leyland,
Lancashire,
PR25 4SE

AUT, EBD

Rossendale School

Bamford Road,
Ramsbottom,
Bury,
Lancashire,
BL0 0RT

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, HighA, SCD, SEBD, SLD, SPLD

Royal College Manchester

Seashell Trust,
Stanley Road,
Cheadle,
Cheshire,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, Deaf, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, VIS

Royal School for the Blind

Church Road North,
Wavertree,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L15 6TQ

ASD, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, Deaf, EBD, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Royal School Manchester

Seashell Trust,
Stanley Road,
Cheadle,
Cheshire,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, Deaf, Hlmp, MSI, PMLD

Seashell Trust

Stanley Road,
Cheadle Hulme,
Cheadle,
Greater Manchester,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, AUT, CLD, CP, Deaf, Hlmp, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

St Vincent's School for the Visually Handicapped

Yew Tree Lane,
West Derby,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L12 9HN

MLD, VIS

St. John Vianney School

Rye Bank Road,
Firswood,
Stretford,
Greater Manchester,
M16 0EX

MLD

The David Lewis School

Mill Lane,
Warford,
Alderley Edge,
Cheshire,
SK9 7UD

AUT, CP, EPI, Hlmp, PhysD, PMLD, SCD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

The Willows at Oakfield House School

Station Road,
Salwick,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR4 0YH

EBD, SLD

Trax Academy

1 Stuart Road,
Bredbury,
Stockport,
Lancashire,
SK6 2SR

ADHD, EBD

Underley Garden School

Kirkby Lonsdale,
Carnforth,
Cumbria,
LA6 2DZ

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, SLD, SpeechLD

Wargrave House School

449 Wargrave Road,
Newton-le-Willows,
Merseyside,
WA12 8RS

ASP, AUT

Waterloo Lodge School

Preston Road,
Chorley,
Lancashire,
PR6 7AX

AttDD, ADHD, BESD, DEL, EBD, SCD, SEBD

Westmorland School

Weldbank Lane,
Chorley,
Lancashire,
PR7 3NQ

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, MLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Wings School, Cumbria

Whassett,
Milnthorpe,
Cumbria,
LA7 7DN

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, BESD, EBD