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Our school offer
Our aim is to provide pupils with a range of opportunities so that they can reach their full potential.
Pupils in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 attend Millcourt School and follow the national curriculum.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for enrichment activities through educational visits and field trips.
We believe in encouraging pupils’ self-esteem, which is often low when they start with us, by ensuring the curriculum and tasks set are challenging yet achievable, thus enabling them to further succeed and develop. We take into account of the National Curriculum and put an emphasis on pupils developing basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy with cross curricular links across subjects.
At Millcourt School, the impact of the curriculum is evidenced by the work that the pupils produce, their progression over time and how well-prepared they are for further learning, work and life.
Our Year 11 leavers have achieved GCSEs, vocational and functional skills qualifications.
100% achieved four qualifications, and 67% gained five qualifications.
Find out what makes our school unique
We provide unique learning opportunities for our pupils to help them engage with learning so that they can develop skills and grow in confidence to become proud members of our school community.
We offer our pupils a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, through which everyone is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe in encouraging pupil’s self-esteem, which is often low when they start with us, by ensuring that the curriculum and tasks that are set are challenging yet achievable, thus enabling them to further succeed and develop.
Enrichment activities enable your child to experience new things, extend their learning, and enhance their skills. Think of them as hobbies and leisure activities that they can pursue outside the normal lesson plan. Whether it’s carpentry, yoga, forest skills, sports, or one of our various activities, there will be something to engage your child and plant the seeds of a life-long passion.
All pupils at Millcourt School have access to the curriculum. Our Key Stage 2 and 3 programmes follow the national curriculum.
Our Key Stage 4 programme encompasses a wide range of academic and vocational subjects, as well as a range of nationally recognised accreditation opportunities, which include GCSEs and also vocational awards such as:
- Motor Vehicle
- Hair & Beauty
- Product Design – Resistant Materials
- Creative and Media
- Hospitality and Catering
- Art and Design
Millcourt School has a state-of-the-art Multi Use Games Area dedicated to popular sports such as football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, tennis, badminton and netball. This will enable your child to pursue a multitude of different sports during their PE lessons and as part of school sports clubs.
Our school canteen and food technology classrooms have received the highest five-star rating from Calderdale Council. This coupled with our excellent on-site culinary team mean that your child will get scrumptious meals, all sourced responsibly.
Every class at Millcourt School has a double lesson called learning outside the classroom. These focus on rotating themes and real life skills such as going to the shop, getting the bus or, as an alternative option, a session with a personal trainer at a local gym.
Sensory spaces help your child develop coping skills in a safe space. They help pupils decompress and confront their sensory issues which ultimately help them cope with everyday situations. Millcourt School has a number of these available throughout the building to support pupils.
Whether our children or young people want to be an astronaut or an artist or anything in between, we are completely committed to helping them realise futures that are out of this world.
Developed in complete collaboration with schools, employers and young people, Futures is all about delivering unlimited aspiration and endless opportunity for every child.
Trust us when we say, your child’s future truly matters to us too.
Our therapeutic support
We provide young people with unrivalled levels of therapeutic support, both in terms of the expertise and experience of our in-school staff and the wide range of therapies offered.
Our therapeutic approach includes:
- As required, young people have the support of our Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
- Our commitment to delivering outstanding therapeutic support to all young people is based on attachment principles. We believe that unless a young person is able to feel emotionally secure they are less likely to fulfil their personal, social and educational potential.
- Our unique approach to supporting young people allows us to achieve uniquely outstanding outcomes, which in turn enable our young people to go on to realise a future filled with aspiration and achievement.
Our commitment to therapeutic support
We have an extensive Clinical Team, who are able to offer our young people within our school a truly personalised and comprehensive package of therapeutic support.
- We will ensure that every young person develops resilience and releases their potential by providing the appropriate clinical support for their social, emotional and mental health needs.
- We will support a young person to develop their competencies and abilities to help them become a capable young adult.
- We will completely integrate the delivery of therapeutic support.
- We will operate a direct delivery model of therapy offering universal services targeted to the needs of individual children and young people.
Staffing and pastoral care
Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and therapists.
Teachers and teaching assistants are extremely well equipped in providing appropriate support to meet the needs of our pupils and establish a positive and engaging learning environment. The education staff consists of a stable and experienced team and the professional development of teachers and teaching assistants is supported through regular internal and external training. This ensures extremely effective teaching practices are in place and lesson activities are well-planned to support learning.
The Pastoral Care Team develop excellent links with parents, carers and families, as well as professionals involved with a pupil. They also provide additional support, when required, to help pupils engage in classes.
We are dedicated to the development of the each young person, focusing on areas such as independence, self-esteem, resilience, making safe choices and communication.
All this support allows each child, whatever their needs, the opportunity to engage and enjoy their education.
The Pastoral Care Team ensures that all pupils’ well-being is constantly reviewed and developed, and that strong links are made between school and home.