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          Believe in Success

As Head of Centre I am proud to be able to introduce you to our unique school. Buglawton Hall is a special school with a challenging pupil population: our 20 pupils have emotional, social or behaviour difficulties and we have many with specific learning difficulties.


Pupil, family and staff engagement is extremely important to us and we endeavour to provide all our children and young people with memorable experiences that will truly enrich their lives. We strive to involve the whole school community in making Buglawton Hall a safe, supportive and innovative place to learn. Our talented, multi-disciplinary staff team have high expectations of our pupils and we aim to provide the kind of special education which families want for their children.


Our school benefits from an impressive location and facilities, enabling us to offer a wide range of opportunities for learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We have links within the local and Manchester communities, allowing our pupils the chance to work and play alongside mainstream peers as well as enjoy community facilities.


We strive for nothing short of excellence in all that we do. We are never complacent about our achievements and are always looking for ways to improve our practice further. We are pupil and family centred and we invest in our staff to ensure that we offer the very best residential education provision for all our children and young people.


We see our pupils’ time at Buglawton Hall as just the first part of their journey and we want them to grow and leave us as competent, independent, lifelong learners. We also want our pupils to remember their time with us with great fondness, with memories of life-enriching experiences and enduring relationships. We are a self-reflective and highly evaluative learning community and, at Buglawton Hall, nothing less than outstanding will do.


Our mission is to provide a high quality integrated education, care and therapeutic environment where young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties are enabled to achieve their full potential.

We aim to:


Create a safe, supportive and innovative community in which pupils are able to achieve both academically and personally, whilst developing respect and concern for others.

Provide entitlement to a national curriculum which promotes the moral, social, cultural, spiritual, mental and physical development of its pupils.

Provide professional support which may promote a greater sense of emotional well-being and an understanding of the difficulties which pupils experience.

Promote appropriate peer and staff relationships encouraging acquisition of appropriate social skills, mutual respect and trust.

Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.


We, as a school community, are fully committed to this pledge and passionately believe in success for all of our pupils and staff.


Jonathan Gillie

Head of Centre