Our school

Moorcroft School is designed for young people whatever their needs may be.

 

Adaptable learning environment

We adapt our learning environments using state-of-the-art resources so that students can follow a programme specially designed to meet their educational, sensory and social needs.  Our classrooms are set-up uniquely for each individual student.

 

At Moorcroft we will meet the needs of every young person who comes through our door.

Andrew Sanders, Headteacher

 

Accessible space

The doors are wide enough for wheelchairs to pass through. When taking part in Food Technology lessons, cookers, sinks and work surfaces can be adjusted to wheelchair level. There are overhead hoists throughout the building so all pupils are able to fully engage in learning. The building is light and spacious, with large well-equipped classrooms and a number of specialist teaching areas. The site is both safe and secure. There is an entrance system to ensure pupils are safe, and outdoor fences are high. We have a large outdoor playground, and there are several, fully-secured garden areas.

We also have our own hydrotherapy pool with overhead hoists to enable pupils with physical disabilities to access the pool.

There is a large hall which is used for PE, assemblies and for lunches for Lower School pupils.  In the Sixth Form, there is a large life skills area to enable pupils to develop independence skills.  This includes a kitchen and café, as well as a separate garden just for sixth form pupils.

We have a large and well-equipped sensory room, and there is also a sensory integration room for pupils with sensory processing difficulties.

Our dedicated department for pupils with multi-sensory impairments includes a darkroom for pupils with visual impairments.  The classrooms, in this department, have curtained and quiet areas, to enable pupils to participate in multi-sensory activities.

Pupils with autistic spectrum disorders have access to a learning lodge where they can work quietly and without distraction.   All pupils with severe learning difficulties have their own workstations and many of them follow a programme based in the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children) system.  Classrooms also have shared quiet rooms for individual work.