Welcome to Crosshill Special School. We are an outward looking and successful school for children with special educational needs. We are an inclusive school, co-located with Blackburn Central High School, a mainstream secondary school.

We are committed to providing outstanding opportunities for all our students to enable them to become the best that they can be. We do this by providing excellent teaching and support and an inspiring curriculum enriched by latest technology. This enables our students to overcome a diverse array of learning difficulties and additional challenges, to grow in confidence and to become successful, caring young people prepared to move into adulthood.

We are a Foundation Trust Special School catering for students aged 11 to 19 years (secondary phase with post 16 -19) who are in receipt of an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Needs regarding their identified Learning Difficulties.

Crosshill at BCHS caters for a wide range of different needs but the majority of students main identified need is associated with language and cognition difficulties (SLD/MLD/GLD).

Our students often also display a second need which is usually associated with speech language or communication needs (SLCN), Autistic Spectrum (ASD), Hearing Impairment (HI), Visual Impairment (VI) Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) as well as a variety of physical or medical disabilities or conditions.

OUR ETHOS AND VALUES

Caring. Crosshill School values the positive relationships it has built between staff, students, parents and carers. The friendly environment enables students to feel valued and trusted as individuals and mutual respect is shown for each other.

Raising Achievement. Our educational aim is to raise the achievement of our pupils by using various styles of teaching and different situations; all students are encouraged to reach their targets.

Outstanding Opportunities. Crosshill School offers the most amazing opportunities to learn outside the classroom, exploring a variety of exciting learning experiences.

Secure and Supportive Environment. Crosshill School provides a secure environment where all students feel safe and protected. Where required, students are provided with 1-1 support to enable them to make progress in their work. Shared Experiences. Students learn by watching others and sharing their knowledge. Group work is encouraged where all students are able to use their own interests, skills and ability to work together. 

Happiness. Our students are happy and enjoy positive learning experiences that enable them to feel successful and fulfilled. 

Individuality and Independence. All students have an individual education plan that provides relevant learning objectives to ensure progress is made and all activities meet their needs. Crosshill strives to provide opportunities at all ages

Leaving and Moving On in their Lifeskills. Lifeskills is embedded in the curriculum and therefore enables students to make positive decision about their future. Crosshill provides excellent transition support for students leaving Crosshill and moving onto further education at local Colleges with the help of the Careers Service. Their success is our success.

Leading in Innovative Technology. Crosshill School uses the most up to date technology for learning and students have iPads to support curriculum learning. Other resources include lap tops, 3D TVs and interactive touch screen technology.