Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to the High Park School website.

We are a specialist school for pupils aged 3-19 who have severe and complex needs arising from communication and interaction difficulties, autism and severe learning difficulties. We have successfully created a safe, secure and happy learning environment in which our pupils make progress and thrive. Our holistic, integrated and inclusive approach to education ensures pupils are prepared for every stage of their life including life beyond school. The multi-professional team work collaboratively to ensure pupils receive the personalised support they require.

Our curriculum is developmentally and age appropriate and is taught through practical experiences in a meaningful and purposeful way. Many of our pupils have good skills in their areas of interest and gaps in other areas. Through careful assessment and tracking of progress we ensure all opportunities for learning are maximised. The multi-professional team rapidly respond, plan and support teaching to ensure that barriers to learning are reduced and pupils receive the personalised support they require to make progress. We use the SCERTS Framework to underpin carefully planned personalised learning and intervention programmes to meet our pupils’ complex and individual needs; the pupils’ skills in social communication and emotional regulation are the building blocks of all other learning.

I am very proud to work with a staff team who are absolutely committed and determined that every child and young person will succeed.