Welcome to Springhead School

We are an all-age specialist school for cognition and learning - a community special school based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Welcome to our website. We admit pupils aged 2 – 19 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities, which include complex moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties and disabilities and which may also include autistic spectrum condition, physical or sensory needs and social / emotional and mental health needs.

We are a partner school within the Scarborough Teaching Alliance, and take an active role in working collaboratively to promote innovation and research in a range of areas including pedagogy, technology, and teacher training.

The values that shape our school are those of respect, integrity and a positive attitude, and we offer unconditional positive regard to all our pupils. Some of our pupils have yet to experience success in their learning. We aim to teach creatively, our practice based on effective learning strategies, ensuring that the pupils' development and our expectation goes in the same direction and are appropriate and realistic for our children and young people. We know that we achieve better outcomes for pupils if their starting point is that of being engaged, relaxed and excited to learn. 

You are welcome to browse around our website to glimpse aspects of life at Springhead. However, it is no substitute for a personal visit to experience the ethos and culture of the life of our school in action.  We are always happy to share our schools successes and achievements with visitors so please telephone to make an appointment if you are interested in seeing our school’s educational opportunities and provision. We produce a termly newsletter to showcase how we have been learning - the latest newsletter  can be found here.

Sue Rose

Acting Headteacher

NYCC are currently undertaking consultation regarding the site for our Sixth Form Department. The Consultation document can be found here: 200121 Consultations document

Click here to read our latest OFSTED report

Click here to see our entry in The Good Schools Guid

Parents can request any information contained on this website in paper form. Please phone 01723 367829

SEN Information

Key Information

Our School

OCR Recognising Achievement Ofsted Outstanding 2008-2009 Ofsted Outstanding 2013-2014 SEN Specialist Schools Widgit Positive About Disabled People AQA Realising potential ASDAN