Welcome to Cumberland School
- ADHD, ASD, Asp, SEMH
- 11-18yrs olds
- Boys & Girls
- Good Provider
About Cumberland School
We are dedicated to providing our pupils with a high quality and individualised learning environment with opportunities to access learning that is tailored to their needs, whilst developing their self-esteem as they reach milestones in our caring and nurturing setting.
A big warm welcome to our school website
We very much adopt a ‘can do’ philosophy and instil this attitude in all our pupils. All staff in our school have a passion and conviction that our pupils are able to achieve what their potential suggests, and we endeavour to do all in our power, and beyond, to ensure this happens. We are always optimistic about our pupils’ continual success, progress and achievement.
Our school has recently split across two sites to further enhance the learning experience of our pupils. Our new Station Road Campus is a bespoke provision for Key Stage 4 pupils. The new facility is an extension of Cumberland School, which provides pupils with opportunities to develop and achieve within their chosen academic and vocational pathways, and also to offer the best opportunities to succeed in further education and/or employment in the future.
We want to reassure parents and carers that as a school we are closely following government guidance concerning the current Coronavirus situation. We are also regularly monitoring any updates concerning the guidance. You can view the current government guidance by clicking the button below:
Our complete through school offer
There are opportunities for pupils to transition to our school from Westmorland School in Chorley, which provides education for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. The school is dedicated to providing pupils with a creative, caring and innovative learning environment where they are able to achieve their full potential.
Take a virtual tour
Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.
Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to the head teacher talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.
To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.
We have officially partnered with the Johan Cruyff Foundation, which was set up by one of the world’s greatest sporting icons. The aim of the organisation is to support and develop sports activities for children and young people all over the world.
The school’s state of the art Cruyff Court, is an all-weather pitch which supports small group sports, including football, basketball, volleyball and netball, and an additional grassed field area. The aim of the space is where pupils can grow, make friends and improve their mental health.
The Court was officially opened by Jackie Groenen Manchester United Woman’s star and Johan Cruyff Foundation’s Ambassador.
Scroll through the photos from the event below and read all about the official opening here
Aims and Ethos
At Cumberland School we are committed to giving our pupils a creative, caring and innovative learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and social communication.
We are dedicated to providing
- The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
- Opportunities to prepare pupils to progress to their next stage of development, be it education, employment or training, with enthusiasm, motivation and optimism for the future.
- Encouragement and support to enable pupils to become independent, equipped with the skills and qualities to make a positive contribution to society.
Our School at a Glance
Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high teacher to pupil ratios.
Weekly Internal Team around the Child (ITAC) meeting where all staff involved with the child discuss progress and plan new strategies, establishing an integrated approach between education and therapy.
In-school Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health practitioner supported by the wider Witherslack Group Clinical Team.
Designated Family Liaison Oﬃcer to enable consistent communication with parents and carers and to support induction for new pupils.
Awards and Accreditations
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.
Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.