• Work Experience

    08/06/2018

    Crosshill Students experience real life working environment. Read More...
  • Kentmere Barracks Residential

    08/06/2018

    Crosshill students enjoy an adventurous time Read More...
  • Friends of Crosshill Summer Holiday Family Activities

    07/06/2018

    Summer Activities for all the family to join in Read More...
  • Family Hanging Basket Morning

    07/06/2018

    Spring Bank Half Term fun continues Friends of Crosshill Family Hanging Basket Morning Read More...
  • Friends of Crosshill Half Term Fun

    31/05/2018

    Family Fun with Zoolab Animal Encounters Friends of Crosshill organised another fun event for our families and community during the Spring Bank half term holiday Read More...
  • Kentmere Residential – Information for Parents

    11/05/2018

    Reminder for Kentmere Residential Trip - Monday 14 to 16 May 2018 11 May 2018 Dear Parents and Carers REMINDER FOR KENTMERE RESIDENTIAL TRIP Your child will be attending the three day residential trip from Monday 14 May to Wednesday 16 May 2018. To ensure the trip runs smoothly and your child is prepared for the trip I have attached the suggested personal kit list for your assistance. Your child will bring their luggage bag to school on the school bus and return on the school bus on Wednesday with their bag. Please can you send your child in their own clothes on Monday. Clothes and footwear suitable for outdoors eg tracksuit jogging pants, t shirt, hoodie and trainers and send them with a packed lunch for Monday lunch time in a plastic bag with their name on. Please ensure you send in all medication required for the day and night, clearly labelled with your child’s name on and the dosage requirements together with their pillow and a sleeping bag if you have one. Please do not worry if you do not have a sleeping bag as one can be provided. Please note that whilst on the trip there will be sparce communication due to the location and the fact your child will be busy with activities. We can assure you your child will have an amazing time and will come back with fabulous stories of their experience at Kentmere Barracks. Yours sincerely Lidia Cattrell Head of Provision  SUGGESTED PERSONAL KIT LIST  FOR A 3 DAY RESIDENTIAL AT KENTMERE BARRACKS 1 Coat 3 Warm Jumpers 3 Pairs of Warm Trousers or Tracksuit Pants (these may get wet or dirty) Jeans are not suitable 2 Pairs of shorts (seasonal) 4 Changes of Underwear 5 T-shirts 1 Hat 2 pairs of Footwear – (one pair may get wet and dirty) 4 pairs of Socks (2 thick pairs if possible) 1 pair of Shoes, Trainers or Pumps (non marking soles) or Slippers for Indoor use only Night Wear 2 Towels Swimming Costume / shorts (useful for ghyll scrambling etc underneath wetsuits) Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, brush etc.) Torch and Batteries (Optional) Maximum of £5.00 Spending Money for the tuck shop Water Bottle / Flask Lunch Box Sleeping Bag – school can provide if necessary Pillow Please leave any expensive equipment such as I-PODS, IPADS and mobile phones at home. Any brought are at your own risk, and are your own responsibility.                Read More...
  • Ofsted Inspection 11th April 2018

    10/04/2018

    To all Parent and Carers Please read the attached letter and leaflet from Ofsted. Letter to parents School inspections - a guide for parents   Pupils Ofsted is inspecting your school, and would like to hear your views. You can do this by completing an online pupil questionnaire at the following link: https://ofsted.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Pupil/10032453 Your views are really important to us, and will help inspectors understand your experience of school. The questionnaire will close at 11am on 11 April 2018, to give the inspector time to look at the results. The questionnaires work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 11, and on mobiles and tablets when you copy and paste the link into the browser. We do not ask for your name, so you will not be identified from the responses you make. Read More...
  • Crosshill School Expansion Post 16

    09/04/2018

    Crosshill Special School Expansion 09/04/2018 Last year, Blackburn with Darwen Council went out to consultation on a plan to extend Crosshill Special School to 19 year olds. Crosshill School, which shares a site with Blackburn Central High School, will increase in age range from 11-16 years to 11-19 years and take on an extra 30 pupils as part of a staggered expansion from September 2018 to September 2020. The increase in the age range will be undertaken in increments with the first lot of Year 12 students starting from September 1 as the age range increases to 11-17 with an extra 10 learners in year 12. The following year, the age range will go up again to 11-18 with 10 pupils in year 12 and a further 10 in year 14. Finally, September 2020 would see the completion of the expansion with an age range of 11-19 made up of 10 pupils in years 12, 13 and 14. Approving the proposal, executive member for schools and education, Cllr Dave Harling, said: “The expanded facility will be based at the school’s current site, as well as Shadsworth Hub where Crosshill currently provides life skills development work. “The learners within the post 16 provision will gain access to the therapeutic environment and expertise already implemented within Crosshill Special School. “The emphasis of the post-16 provision is to provide learners with the skills that they need to become as successful as they are able to be in terms of independence, further education, life skills, employment and living a good quality adult life with an emphasis on the contribution they can bring to their local community.” The curriculum and course offer will be developed to meet the personalised and specific progression needs of the individual learner but, in the main, it will centre on a semi-formal curriculum offer based around life skills, independent living and therapy based support. Read More...
  • Sports Relief Day Friday 23 March 2018

    06/04/2018

    Crosshill had a very energetic day on Friday 23 March 2018, all in aid of Sports Relief Read More...
  • Friends of Crosshill Family Easter Let’s Get Cooking

    06/04/2018

    Friends of Crosshill Family Easter Lets' Get Cooking Day Read More...
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