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  • Red Rose School
    28-30 North Promenade
    St Anne's-on-Sea
    Lytham St Annes
    FY8 2NQ
  • Head: Mrs Gill Makinson
  • T 01253 720570
  • F 01253 720570
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyscalculia; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory; HI - Hearing Impairment; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 38
  • Religion: Christian
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

One child became proficient in circus skills, another worked with an art specialist who comes in every week and achieved the Arts Award Gold level in fashion (A level standard). One of the upper school teachers helps young people learn practical DIY skills such as plastering, repairs, painting and decorating. 'This is such a big old building, there is always somewhere that can be used for learning skills for life ...


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What the school says...

Mrs Gill Makinson has over 25 years experience in teaching and working with children who have SEN and disabilities. Her knowledge and understanding has been rounded by family experience of a child with a range of SEN. Gill's empathy and desire to make a difference for children with SEN benefited from her background as a qualified primary teacher. In taking the SENCo role within an independent school she sought to to develop her skills and train at Masters level, gaining qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties and then an MA in Autistic Spectrum Conditions. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016 Gill Makinson, previously a specialist teacher and adviser at the school. Before joining the school she was an independent consultant and tutor, and spent many years as SENCo and specific learning difficulties teacher in a small school in Lancashire.

She took over the headship from one of the proprietors of the school, Sionah Lannen, who continues to work as an educational psychologist. Sionah's husband Colin Lannen, an ex-military man, is also a proprietor, while Gavin Reid, another educational psychologist and father to a child with ASD, is a director.

Numbers were very small but during Makinson's direction the roll has increased from 23 to 42 children in just one year. This may be partly due to a report critical of Lancashire's SEND services by...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
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 Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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