Welcome to Lisburne School

We are a small day primary school of 116 pupils with a range of complex learning needs. Our aim is to provide quality inclusive education for all pupils and access to the full range of National Curriculum subjects in a safe, caring environment where all achievement is valued and celebrated. Individual differences are acknowledged and pupils have access to stimulating, challenging and varied experiences, which promote communication, self-esteem, responsibility and independence.

We have a caring team of staff who are highly trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of learning difficulties. We offer our children small class sizes, high levels of adult support and an environment where trained staff can offer a range of appropriate strategies to meet the complex needs of the pupils.

The school is organised into ten teaching areas in which pupils are grouped, usually according to age.  We also have a unit for pupils on the autistic spectrum.

Ofsted inspected the school in November 2016 and we are proud to have achieved Outstanding for the third time.

Pupils and families experience a happy, supportive and welcoming school with expert staff that nurture pupils’ development. Pupils benefit from the excellent facilities and range of therapy on offer within the school.

The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

Relationships between staff and pupils are strong and lessons are exciting, fun and purposeful. A culture of high expectation permeates the school. As a result, pupils are thirsty learners and make exemplary progress across school.

Pupils’ communication skills progress well across the school because staff are highly skilled and pupils benefit from additional speech and language therapy. A wide range of communication devices are used to ensure that pupils are able to communicate effectively.

There were several positive comments regarding the school’s work including, ‘A wonderful caring staff and environment’, ‘My child has already made so much progress in all areas of her education’, ‘This is a jewel of a school.’

Mrs Samantha Benson    B.Ed., M. Ed., N.P.Q.H.

Headteacher