£280 million funding for SEND improvements and school places

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are to receive a share of a £280 million investment which has been announced by the government to carry out building improvements or to create new places in schools, academies, colleges and early years settings. This could also contribute to the cost of

Expansion plans for Green Fold Special School

A specialist school in Bolton is going from strength to strength as it plans to expand one of its sites. Green Fold Special School, part of The Orchards Federation, is co-located with Cherry Tree Primary School and The Orchards Nursery School. The school operates across three sites in Farnworth and Little

New outdoor classroom awaits Abbot’s Lea School students

Abbot’s Lea School has unveiled a new outdoor classroom within its spacious Woolton grounds.  The new provision will provide all students - who are aged from 3-19 and are living with autism and a range of associated communication, interaction, social, imagination, sensory and learning differences - the opportunity to learn more about nature and the environment through outdoor learning

Abbot’s Lea School receives National Autistic Status

A pioneering specialist school in Liverpool has been awarded an Advanced Accredited School Status by the National Autistic Society. Abbot’s Lea School, based in Woolton, Liverpool, was recognised as an expert institution for its unrivalled commitment to understanding autism and setting the standard for autism practice in education. Autism Accreditation is the

Catch-up with School Improvement Liverpool

The Government recently announced a £1 billion COVID Catch-up package to help schools reinstate a broad and balanced curriculum across a wide range of subjects. This includes a ‘Universal Catch-up Premium’ of £80 per pupil which the Department for Education (DfE) guidelines state “schools should use this money for specific