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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Pupil Premium - School Review

 School name

Windlehurst School

Pupils in school


Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement


Publish date

 12th March 2020

Review date

September 2020

Statement authorised by

C Ormiston

Pupil premium lead

T Kellett

Governor lead

A Bettles


 Main barriers to success

* Outcomes and progress can be significantly related to, for example, emotional literacy, behaviour support or physical development, and the school needs to be strong at identifying the barriers that each individual PP student faces.

* Erratic attendance due to changing or challenging home circumstances


PP planned spend

All pupils regardless of PPG eligibility are placed at our school as they have an EHCP identifying social, emotional and mental health needs. We try to meet these needs with high staffing levels to engage pupils in education. We use rewards systems such as trips, WIN$, personal objectives etc. 

As part of succeeding and meeting identified EHCP needs we will provide ELSA 1:1 and group interventions alongside varied curriculum activities to help pupils to become more successful.

The skills learned through early KS3 lead to further opportunities and / or interventions such as City in the Community, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Canine Studies.

For students who become disengaged from these targeted opportunities and interventions, bespoke programmes are created to meet the individuals’ future aspirations.

This ensures all students at Windlehurst School have the best opportunity to achieve their best outcomes and skills for life. 

Intended Impact

  • To improve students perception of ability and self-worth
  • To enable students to grow emotionally
  • To enable students to successfully transition into post 16 life
  • For students to achieve appropriate and inspirational qualifications.


The document below details the percentage of PP students across all year groups who are accessing interventions and programmes throughout 2019-2020 academic year and a breakdown of the costs per pupil for the different interventions and programmes we support at Windlehurst School.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

This provides an additional £250 to support each Year 7 student who did not achieve level 4 in English and/or maths by the end of Year 6. The funds are used to help these students catch-up with their peers during their first year of secondary education. Details of how our the Catch-Up premium was spent in 2018-19 and our plans for 2019-20 can be found here:

Year 7 Catch Up Premium