Brearley Hall School
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Primary & Secondary
Special school
7 - 16
Other independent special school

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1 Burnley Road

School Description

This is a nurturing school where pupils feel safe. Pupils like the small class sizes and the support they get from staff. Many pupils join the school after struggling to learn in previous settings. Once settled at Brearley Hall, pupils attend well and concentrate in lessons. Pupils support each other and bullying is extremely rare. Pupils study the full range of national curriculum subjects. They progress well through the planned learning in most subjects. However, in a small number of subjects, pupils do not retain key information as well as they need to. Pupils read a lot in school. They learn how to broaden their vocabulary and improve their comprehension skills. Some pupils join the school at the early stage of reading and have gaps in their phonics knowledge. Phonics is not delivered consistently at present. Leaders have plans in place to address these curriculum issues. The school has been open for one year. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted some of the improvement work leaders had planned to complete since the school opened in April 2021. The school is set on a large, woodland site. Staff use the outdoor areas to enrich pupils’ understanding of themselves and the world around them. For example, pupils have forest school lessons and spend time working in the large, vegetable garden. Parents and carers speak highly of the school. One parent said, ‘I am so impressed with Brearley Hall. The headteacher and his staff team have made incredible efforts to support and encourage not only our child but us as parents too.’

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.