Great Howarth School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Great Howarth Road
OL12 9HJ
7 - 18
Other independent special school
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4 1 1 2 3 4
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Great Howarth School is part of the Horizon Care and Education Group. The school opened in 2008 as Horizon School Whitefield. It changed its name to Great Howarth School in 2014. The school states that its aim is to ‘inspire lasting change in our pupils and enable them to achieve beyond their goals and to have the best possible start to adult life’. Its objectives are to: – provide a safe environment – support and challenge pupils to enable them to move on to the next stage of their life equipped with a range of qualifications, accreditation and essential life skills Inspection report: Great Howarth School, 3–5 July 2018 Page 8 of 11 – manage the professional support needs of children – maintain close links with families – have high expectations of ourselves and others – have core values of integrity, inclusion, compassion, innovation, quality and accountability – value the individual. Pupils often join the school after a history of exclusion and long-term absence from mainstream schools or other special school provision. Staff are trained specifically to support pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs. The school is registered for 35 pupils, aged from seven to 18 years. All current pupils are in classes from Year 7 to Year 11. Most pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school emphasises learning outside the classroom, enabling pupils to have access to a range of external educational opportunities. Staff engage pupils in learning by teaching them in various places, such as a pet shop or a bird sanctuary.

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