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  • Hillside Specialist School and College
    Ribchester Road
    PR3 3XB
  • Head: Ms Alison Foster
  • T 01772 782205
  • F 01772 782471
  • E head@hillside.…
  • W
  • 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
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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