I hope that you’ll take the opportunity to look through and gain an impression of our school. The most important thing about our school is summed up in our statement of vision for all the school community; Happiness First All Else Follows. We believe that children are successful when they are happy and we do all that we can to provide this environment. This is not something that we can do alone.

Firstly we need the children and young people to contribute to the ethos of the school. We also recognise and appreciate the support received from families, Governors and pupil agencies in contributing to the high standards we achieve. Through the work of our Inclusion activities we are developing interesting contact with the wider community, including mainstream schools, for both our pupils and staff.

We provide an appropriate range of nationally accredited courses for our older pupils. All are encouraged to take part in our programme of out of hours activities both on and off the site. The children take pride in their environment and through ECO work, they develop a sense of how they can contribute to their community.

We have continued to develop and build on our achievements

In May 2008, Ofsted had this to say about our school:

“This is an outstanding school where pupils make excellent progress”

“The quality of care and support for the pupils is exemplary”

“The curriculum is outstanding”

In December 2010, Ofsted had this to say about our school:

Samuel Laycock is an outstanding school. It provides exceptionally well for all its students, many of whom have complex learning difficulties.”

“Behaviour is excellent. The students’ outstanding attitudes equip them very well for the world of work, since they display qualities that employers value, such as a willingness to work, engage and learn.”

“The highest quality of care and a curriculum full of interest are central to the school’s aims. It achieves both.”

“This is an outward-looking and innovative school,”

I hope that you’ll find our website of interest. However the only way to really learn about a school and to discover if it’s right for your child is to visit. If you are interested than please use the contact details provided to arrange to pop in and see us.