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Mission Statement

At Hillside Specialist School we have built an eclectic approach to pupils learning, taking into account current theories and methods of teaching. All of our pupils display significant difficulties within the ‘Triad of Impairment’ that is at the heart of the autism. A child’s difficulties in language and communication, social relationships, and rigid patterns of behaviour/thought/interests form major barriers to learning. Our role is to help our pupils to come to terms with, and overcome, these difficulties. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Mission Statement – For all pupils to learn to their full potential in a fun and safe environment

  • Remove/reduce a child’s barriers to learning
  • Assist children to develop effective systems of communication and social interaction
  • Develop a child’s ability to adapt to, and accommodate change
  • Encourage children to positively manage their own behaviour and difficulties
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets each child’s needs, including access to the National Curriculum
  • Provide an environment that fosters care and control of pupils to enhance learning opportunities
  • Provide inclusive and transfer opportunities as part of the continuum of education provision
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other professionals

Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205


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