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Welcome to Westmorland School

  • 5-11 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Outstanding Provider

About Westmorland School

Westmorland School is an independent, specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Chorley, the school meets the needs of pupils with a range of needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, speech, language and communication difficulties, and autism.
Coming winter 2024: we are expanding our Westmorland School offer for pupils aged 11- 16 years old. Our new secondary offer is for young people in need of a therapeutic learning environment and alternative approach to secondary education.

New Secondary School Offer

A big warm welcome to our website

A big warm welcome to Westmorland School where we have a fantastic, diverse range of children who continually amaze us every day. Our warm and friendly learning environment helps them to quickly settle into our school and any negative experiences they have had in previous educational settings are quickly forgotten. You can see them physically start to relax, become less anxious and ultimately start to recognise the fun of learning here.

We have a dedicated and talented staff team, who are relentless in their support of all our children. Their experience and expertise combine to ensure outstanding progress and outcomes for every child, which results in them being able to exceed expectations.

We love having visitors and would welcome you to enjoy the Westmorland experience for yourself.

Head Teacher, Sue Asher

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.

Find out more about our offer here

Aims and ethos

The school’s ethos is based on our school motto, ‘we learn to live together, together we live to learn’.

We are committed to giving our children a creative, caring and innovative learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and develop their social communication.

We are dedicated to providing

  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
  • Positive, safe and nurturing environments where pupils are valued as individuals and can develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline and respect.
  • Positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils, with high staff ratios at all times of the day and a designated pastoral support worker specific to each provision cluster.

A Therapy Team including Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapy practitioners, Educational Psychologists and Psychotherapists, supported by the wider Witherslack Group Clinical Team.

Provision clusters ensure that each child’s needs are fully catered for. This individualised approach is also adopted when considering the whole school environment, staffing and resources.

High levels of progress in all subject areas with outstanding SATs results.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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