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Kirkleatham Hall School

"Unlocking Potential"




Welcome to Kirkleatham Hall School’s website. We hope that by looking at it, you can see the breadth of curriculum and the fantastic experiences we offer our young people with a wide range of special educational needs from the age of two to nineteen.


At Kirkleatham Hall School, we value the uniqueness of every individual. We are committed to providing the best education we can for our children. This includes the holistic development of our young people through supporting their emotional, social and physical development in a supportive and loving environment. Our goal is for every child within school to be able to fulfil their potential. 


We believe that it is through treating people with love and empathy that they themselves learn to love and be empathetic. Skills that will serve our young people throughout their lives. 


We work closely with our families and alongside other agencies to ensure there is a shared vision and collaborative working that allows us to meet our children’s vast range of needs. 


We are a community where we celebrate our differences and value the contribution that every child brings, thus enabling our school to be so special. 


Our first-class provision and outstanding quality of care are designed to meet both the needs of differing groups of pupils and to enhance their learning experience, while minimising any barriers to learning. 


At Kirkleatham Hall School, we are determined and committed for reading (whether that be fluently reading a book or being immersed in a sensory story) to transcend individual learning barriers and provide every individual with a free magic carpet ride to anywhere on Earth or beyond. 


Led by the individual needs of each child, our expert and enthusiastic staff believe in ‘Unlocking Potential’. 


They do this by providing a personalised approach to learning for pupils, all of whom are constantly challenged and encouraged to achieve their best.


Well-equipped classrooms provide appropriate levels of stimulation, while specialist programmes and therapies support our pupils’ physical and sensory needs. The use of iPads, communication aids, switches, touch screens and other state-of the- art technologies all help to reinforce pupils’ learning and to promote independence. The result is that, from Woodlands Nursery through to our further education department, all our young people make exceptional progress. 


In addition we are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals including: School Nurse, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. 


The fantastic local resources support our commitment to OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) and the Forest School curriculum, allowing learners to have a truly immersive and exciting learning environment in which to learn.


Please enjoy browsing our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. 


Paul McLean 

Head Teacher Kirkleatham Hall School



St Cuthbert’s Church


Situated in a conservation area within the delightful and historical village of Kirkleatham, directly opposite St Cuthbert’s Church (which dates from 1763) we aim to provide a safe, secure and purposeful environment in which all of our pupils can thrive.