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  • Hope Corner School
    70 Clifton Road
    WA7 4TD
  • Head: Mrs Maria Houghton
  • T 01928 580860
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  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Halton
  • Pupils: 6
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Hope Corner is an Independent SEN School in Runcorn, with a Christian ethos, that is part of Hope Corner Community Church. Our provision is for 14-16 year olds.

Hope Corner is a place where students are valued and cared for in the love of Christ. This environment helps them to grow and connect with others, to become confident in who they are and to transition into the next stage of their learning or employment.

Our unique setting allows us to have small class sizes and work very closely as a team alongside our students. At Hope Corner we focus on what each student needs to become a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen. For many of our young people, progress in social and emotional areas is a key to learning. We tailor our curriculum to reflect this, with a strong emphasis on personal development and experiential learning.
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What the parents say...

My son attends Hope Corner Academy. He has Autism. He did try a mainstream high school but unfortunately it didn't work out for him, then he spent some time in a Vulnerable Pupil Unit and when he was ready to go back to school we (parents) knew we wanted him in a school that was SEN specific so Hope Corner Academy fitted the bill. At our first meeting with the school it was made clear that our son's individual needs would be met, everything would be tailored around him. Not only would our son be supported at school our whole family would be supported. That was very different to every other school we had come across. We met with his teachers Matt and Danielle who have to be the most kindest, patient and accomplished teachers we have ever met. Since our son started at Hope Corner Academy we have seen massive changes in him. He was always a clever child but with the right educational setting and support he has far succeeded all goals, his grades have been fantastic and he is so eager to learn now he looks forward to every day at school. For the first time in 5 years he has participated in sports, the school take the children rock climbing and this has helped our son mentally and physically and it is a sport our son will continue to do out of school. Our son, through the school now volunteers with our local foodbank and I am so proud to see him help in his community. Above all, for a long time our son was just about surviving school, and with complete joy we are able to say our son thrives at school now.

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
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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