- Hillside Specialist School and College
- Head: Ms Alison Foster
- T 01772 782205
- F 01772 782471
- E head@hillside.…ancsngfl.ac.uk
- W www.hillside.lancsngfl.ac.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 3 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lancashire
- Pupils: 81
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 6th December 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 28th April 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
School cater for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Communication and Interaction difficulties.
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Special Education Needs
The Good Schools Guide writes: Hillside School caters for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. Many pupils have highly individualised learning programmes with specialist teaching techniques and programmes such as PECs, Makaton, Hanen (a speech and language therapy programme) and electronic devices to aid augmented communication used where appropriate. Speech and language therapy is integrated into teaching and learning. Other therapies used include: aromatherapy and music therapy. The school actively promotes physical activity with pupils participating in athletics, games, swimming, horse riding, dance etc. The school has extensive grounds which include grass and hard surface areas.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|