Welcome to Heltwate School website. We are a mixed, Special school offering education for 5-19 year old pupils with Moderate to Severe Learning difficulties. In addition, we also offer Autism specific education. We have a wide range of fantastic facilities, including a newly built state of the art extension to our school, which was opened in September 2012. This is also the base for our brand new Post 16 provision.
We are a school committed to life-long learning and we believe that education for our students includes not only the subjects of the national curriculum but more importantly communication, life and social skills. We aim therefore, to teach the students the skills necessary for self-care and living that others may take for granted. We want our students to become successful members of the wider community and actively promote inclusive educational opportunities for students from our school. This includes ensuring that there is a close partnership between ourselves and the wider community.
We are a very happy school where children enjoy their learning experiences. We specialise in providing a personalised approach to learning, ensuring that all students reach their full potential. Our students gain accredited qualifications in many areas of the curriculum. All student achievements are celebrated at Heltwate.
Whatever their special educational needs, all pupils are well looked after by our professional, dedicated and very skilful staff. We take a pride in our relationships with pupils, parents and carers.
Prospective parents and students are welcome to visit the school at any time. Please phone the school office to make an appointment. We would be delighted to show you around our school.