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About Us

Mary Elliot Academy is a special school for students aged 11-18 with severe and profound complex learning difficulties. The School has state of the art facilities and offers educational accommodation which is second to none.

The two-storey building is set within large grounds which are used for all aspects of learning outside the classroom.

Every classroom is spacious and light and we have specialist rooms for Food Technology and ICT.

We have our own:

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Multi-sensory rooms
  • Medical Suite, including complementary therapy room
  • Specialist Hygiene rooms for personal care
  • Library
  • Sports Hall which incorporates a climbing wall and dance studio facilities.

The school also has the use of a dedicated one bedroom flat within the local community where students learn independent living skills within a realistic setting.

The School is equipped with 2 lifts; overhead hoisting ;modern teaching aids, including extensive ICT equipment and a fleet of three Minibuses.

The school is divided into four teaching Departments:

  • Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • Post 16

This enables students to be grouped in classes based principally on learning need and therefore appropriate teaching approach, although account is taken of each student’s age, social and emotional need. Qualified teachers and experienced support staff work alongside each other to form Department teams using a mix of class teaching, specialist subject teaching , group and individual work.

The school provides education for the following Key Stages:

  • Key Stage 3 – Ages 11-13
  • Key Stage 4 – Ages 14-15
  • Key Stage 5 : Post 16, ages – 16-18

Preparation for school leaving takes place during the student’s last two years and parents are fully involved and consulted throughout the process. Information about post-school options are provided and visits to possible placements are arranged.

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Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.