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Hillcrest Shifnal School

Lamledge Lane, Shifnal, TF11 8SD, Shropshire

01952 468220



Hillcrest Shifnal School
School type Day (with satellite residential homes)
Special Needs AttDD, ADHD, BESD, EBD, SEMH
Headteacher Mr David Coles
Co-ed Age Range 7-19 years
Number of pupils 55
Associations Hillcrest Childrens Services

Hillcrest Shifnal School provides education and support for children and young people aged from 7 to 19 years with social, emotional and mental health needs, as well as other complex needs that could be associated with autism spectrum conditions and learning difficulties.

Students may come from foster placements or from local families that need specialist provision and many of our students reside in one of the local residential homes offered by Hillcrest Children's Services.

Hillcrest Shifnal School offers an education which exposes students’ to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum, presents them with challenges in which creativity is fostered and which is based on the essential elements of the National Curriculum. Other courses such as Outdoor Education, Duke of Edinburgh, Fishing, Motor Mechanics and Animal Care are delivered in a mixture of onsite and offsite facilities, supporting students' interests and aspirations.

The curriculum is provided in a structured and supportive environment and is planned to meet the personal, academic and pastoral needs of the students at each stage of their schooling.

"The programme for personal, social, health and economic education supports the school in achieving its aims for the pupils and helps them develop respect for and acceptance of other people." (Ofsted)

The school has an excellent adult to student ratio with class sizes of up to a maximum of five students, which are taught and supported by at least two staff in every lesson. This enables us to give our students high levels of support at all times.

Hillcrest Shifnal School strive to provide learning experiences and opportunities that will enhance the lives of all the students we educate. We are inclusive of all backgrounds and abilities with our key focus being learning through emotional intelligence and developing resilience within our students.

Our aim is to provide a balanced and bespoke curriculum which will enable students the room to grow and develop into confident, creative and well-rounded members of the community. Specialist staff work with students to develop positive working relationships and to provide a cohesive, nurturing environment within which every individual can thrive. Hillcrest Shifnal School is a place where everybody is somebody and everyone works hard to achieve this aim.