Crookhey Hall School
Special needs catered for
The school caters for pupils with statements of SEN related to Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs
Well-resourced specialist facilities, including a large horticulture area, hair and beauty salon, mechanics department, construction workshop and catering department, ensure pupils can focus their interest to a variety of attainable employment opportunities.
The school follows the National Curriculum with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy and strives to engage even the most reluctant learners with a stimulating and broad provision.
Support services provided
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Educational Psychologist
- Barnardo’s Counselling
Home school links
The 14 – 19 Co-ordinator arranges college visits and enrols pupils onto work experience programmes.
We cater for pupils with school anxiety by the use of ADL and home tutoring. 100% of our pupils leave here with a college place or apprenticeship.
The school itself occupies an enviable 15-acre setting in countryside to the south of Cockerham, near Lancaster and has the capacity to educate 92 boys and girls (10-17 years) as day pupils within thirteen class groups.
Aims and philosophy
At Crookhey Hall School we aim for all the pupils to:
• Achieve high academic standards
• Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the changing world in which they live
• Respect and value themselves, other people and the environment
• Work independently and collaboratively
• Take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices
• Make positive contributions as citizens of the wider world
• Develop in mind, body and spirit
The pupils at Crookhey Hall School frequently arrive as youngsters lacking self-esteem, self-control, direction, goals, role models, expectations and motivation. It is the school’s aim to re-engage pupils in the life and routines of school, habituate attendance and develop socially adjusted young people who can successfully integrate into society and lead productive, purposeful lives.
Staff qualification and selection
All prospective staff are expected to be educated to at least GCSE standard or equivalent and are offered a comprehensive progression programme such as teacher training. All staff continue with CPD opportunities and are expected to keep up to date with changes in policies and the latest practices in our sector.