Crosshill is fairly unique in being collocated with Blackburn Central High School, a mainstream school. We are a Foundation Trust Special School catering for students aged 11 to 16 years (secondary) 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.