We cater for pupils aged 8 to 18 with complex emotional needs including ADHD, ASC and acquired brain injuries working closely with local authorities to support looked after children.
Ashcroft School is one of the North West’s leading specialist education providers for students aged 8 to 18. We are a pioneering, life-changing school, supporting students with needs including social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our students may have struggled to cope in other settings because of their individual barriers to learning.
At Ashcroft School we pride ourselves in working with each student to offer a bespoke education package that meets their individual needs. Staff relight the spark in our young people and reengage them with learning. We build confidence and self esteem to change how students feel about themselves.
Ashcroft staff are experienced and dedicated and led by a national award winning Headteacher. We are committed to ensuring that every young person coming through our door reaches their potential – that means building trust with our students, providing intensive support and tailoring all we offer to their specific needs.
We cater for pupils with complex emotional needs including ADHD, ASC and acquired brain injuries working closely with local authorities to support looked after children.
Ashcroft School provides 25 hours of learning per week and offers a broad and balanced curriculum adapted to reflect individual needs.
Ashcroft School offers a broad and balanced curriculum adapted to the individual needs of each student. Every young person has a personalised education plan, with opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications to GCSE and beyond.
Our curriculum is based on the national curriculum, and the delivery of core curriculum subjects gives our young people the opportunity to improve their skills particularly where they have gaps or difficulty with learning skills or concepts.
Improvements in literacy and numeracy are crucial to the long-term success of our students. As a large number struggle with their literacy skills, we provide the intensive one to one literacy and specialist support they need to progress. With this support, students often make significant improvements very quickly. This in turn engages and motivates students and so improves their learning and development.
Ashcroft School focuses on curriculum themes that have a track record of engaging hard to reach young people. These include curriculum enrichment projects such as drama and music, cookery, outdoor pursuits, relaxation and vocational skills. All students are given the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects and our filmmaking projects are a particularly successful example of engaging young people and helping them to learn new skills.
Our curriculum strives to be progressive with careful reference to both local and national research and development. It not only meets the immediate needs of our students, but also provides the necessary tools to access further education, training and employment in the future. We have high expectations of our students and are committed to raising achievement.
Ashcroft School also has a range of specialist programmes available to its students which include:
• The Nurture Group
• Play Therapy
• Access Group
• Vocational training for 14 – 18 year olds
Further information regarding these can be found by searching ‘Ashcroft programmes’ at www.togethertrust.org.uk .
- Ashcroft School, Schools Hill, Cheadle SK8 1JE, United Kingdom
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- Ashcroft School
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About this Listing
Funding Status: Independent
Method of Referral: We welcome contact from parents/carers and other professionals who are seeking places for young people at the school, as it gives us the opportunity to explain more about ourselves and to answer any questions that you may have.Parents, carers and learners are welcome to visit the school to see what we do and meet with our staff team and pupils. Further information regarding admissions to Ashcroft School can be found by searching ‘Ashcroft admissions’ on www.togethertrust.org.uk or for more information or to arrange a visit please contact our reception on 0161 283 4832 or email us at [email protected]
School Hours: School Term Time- Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:15pm, Friday 9.00 am to 2.15pm
Eligibility: At Ashcroft School, we cater for children and young people (aged 8 to 18 years) who have struggled to cope in other settings because of their individual barriers to learning. We pride ourselves in working with each student offering a bespoke education package that really does meet their needs. We cater for pupils with complex emotional needs including social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Students may also have other difficulties such as school phobia, anxiety, depression, or have diagnoses of ADHD, foetal alcohol syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI) or autism spectrum conditions (ASC).
Cost: For further information regarding admissions, please contact us on 0161 283 4832 or visit www.togethertrust.org.uk and search for ‘Ashcroft admissions’.
Parking/Travel Information: Ashcroft School is based at Schools Hill, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 1JE on the Together Trust Main Campus. Situated on the south side of Manchester, we are ideally placed next to the A34 bypass. We have a number of parking bays which includes designated disabled parking.
Co-designed school: Yes
How does somebody raise a concern about the school?: We acknowledge that from time to time parents, carers or students may have concerns about their educational programme, the way in which it is being delivered, or other aspects of their education. In the first instance these concerns should be addressed to the child’s class teacher or to the Headteacher who can be contacted on 0161 283 4832 or via email to [email protected]