Cumberland School

Post 16
Special school

Rivington Lane
11 - 18
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Cumberland School is a co-educational day school providing full-time education for 76 pupils. Since June 2017, the school has operated on two sites. Bridge campus is at Bamber Bridge, near Preston. It currently caters for 28 pupils who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and associated complex needs. Beacon campus is approximately 16 miles away at Rivington, Horwich. It caters for 48 pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). There are no post-16 pupils on the school roll at present. Each campus is managed on a day-to-day basis by a head of education. The executive headteacher has overall responsibility for both sites. Inspection report: Cumberland School, 26–28 June 2018 Page 9 of 12 All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan (EHCP). Just over one third of current pupils are in the care of their local authorities. The school uses the services of four alternative provision centres to provide vocational education for individuals or small groups of pupils. Pupils in Years 10 and 11 are currently attending vocational courses at BDS Hair and Beauty, WLTLC construction, CAST Northwest (fishing, small animal care and construction courses) and FIXIT, Wigan (motor mechanics). Pupils also have access to Witherslack Group’s own vocational centre at Skelmersdale. The school is owned by the Witherslack Group, a national organisation which owns and runs 16 schools and 22 children’s homes.

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