Crookhey Hall School exists to provide young people with an educational experience that will not only extend their academic and vocational social skills and abilities, but will also promote personal growth and help to build self-esteem.
In this way it is hoped that each individual will aspire to achieve their full potential, eventually leaving school with the determination to make a positive contribution to society in the years to come.
The school itself occupies an enviable 15-acre setting in countryside to the south of Cockerham, near Lancaster and has the capacity to educate 92 boys and girls (10-17 years) as day pupils within fourteen class groups. The pupils all have statements identifying social, emotional and mental health difficulties and are drawn from towns and cities in the surrounding region, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Preston, Leyland, Wigan, Blackburn, Lancaster and Cumbria
Well-resourced specialist facilities, including a large horticulture area, hair and beauty salon, construction workshop and catering department, ensure pupils can focus their interest to a variety of attainable employment opportunities.
The pupils at Crookhey Hall School frequently arrive as disaffected youngsters lacking self-esteem, self-control, direction, goals, role models, expectations and motivation. It is our aim to re-engage pupils in the life and routines of school, habituate attendance and develop socially adjusted young people who can successfully integrate into society and lead productive, purposeful lives.
Our school strives to provide an inclusive curriculum in a nurturing and structured learning environment. We want all our pupils whatever their background, culture or need to feel safe, secure and valued to enable them to develop academically, socially, emotionally and morally and fulfil their potential. Different strategies will be used at different times as needs arise, we provide a safe, caring and tolerant place that allows pupils to want to re-engage with their learning.
At Crookhey Hall School we aim for all our pupils to:
- Achieve high academic standards
- Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the changing world in which they live
- Respect and value themselves, other people and the environment
- Work independently and collaboratively
- Take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices
- Make positive contributions as citizens of the wider world
- Develop in mind, body and spirit