About Us

  • Since 1850 we have had a tradition of excellence in the education and care of children with a visual impairment.
  • We specialise in providing an all-round education maximising academic achievement, personal development, independence and self worth.
  • We cater for pupils from Foundation Stage to Post 16, offering day, extended day and residential placements.
  • We are the only Church school in England for Visually Impaired children and we celebrate and value the faith traditions of all pupils.
  • Our pupils are from across the country including Wales.
  • All  pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education Health and Care Plan.
  • Every pupil has an Individual Education and Care Plan.
  • Curriculum provision is broad and balanced focusing on the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and the individual needs of our pupils.
  • In addition to the Core and Foundation curriculum, our pupils access the ‘additional VI curriculum’ that enables them to realise their true potential. This is provided for by the specialist training that all our staff have received in visual impairment.
  • The highly experienced Learning Support and Care Team work closely with pupils and teachers to ensure optimum access to the curriculum.
  • The curriculum is enhanced by complementary working with Specialist Therapists. These include individually programmed sessions in Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Educational Psychological support and Music Therapy.
  • The wide academic range sees pupils achieving well at GCSE and other nationally standardised examinations, to those whose progress is determined at P Levels.
  • We are an inclusive school,  working as a part of a continuum of provision, that both complements and  contrasts the services available from local authorities.