Windlehurst School

Respect - Courage - Inspire - Achieve

Windlehurst Road, Stockport, SK6 7HZ

0161 4274788

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Windlehurst School provides school places for children with an EHC plan stating Social Emotional and mental Health needs for the Stockport Metropolitan Borough. We have 2 sites within the Stockport Borough supporting 48 secondary school age pupils.

We are a unique school offering vocational and academic qualifications to enable all our pupils’ successful outcomes.

We aim to provide a safe, caring environment where all achievement is valued and celebrated.

Here at Windlehurst all staff strive to provide… ‘strong vision for the future of the school which is shared by leaders and staff.’ ‘Positive relationships between pupils and staff are nurtured and valued.’ ‘Pupils say that they feel safe, secure and well cared for in school.’ (Ofsted May 2019)

We achieve this through our 4 core values
Respect – for each other, for ourselves and for the environment we are in

Courage – within ourselves; to embrace new challenges, to succeed

Inspire – ourselves and others around us to achieve

Achieve – value and celebrate successes

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Windlehurst School is a special school for children and young people aged 11-16 years (Key Stages 3 and 4) and is maintained by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It caters for pupils who have social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Many pupils have additional complex needs including autism, AD(H)D, Specific Learning Difficulties and significant communication difficulties. Concerns about a student’s behaviour will usually be the main feature causing a referral to Windlehurst School.

Admissions to Windlehurst School are made through Stockport Local Authority. Pupils would all usually have an Education, Health and Care Plan and are referred after recommendation by a panel of education professionals and officers of Stockport Education Authority.

Whilst the Headteacher works closely with the Local Authority to ensure that any referrals are appropriate, applications for admission are made solely through the Local Authority and not directly to the school.


The schools Admission Policy can be found here