Welcome to

Haselbury Campus

Where learners fly high

Welcome to Haselbury Campus - 'Flying High'!

Catering for students from 11 – 14 years, our key focus is to provide exciting, inclusive and personalised learning opportunities, through which our young people can become equipped with the life skills needed in order to become confident and independent individuals.

Whether pupils come to us from our Meridian campus or from other primary and secondary schools, our carefully planned transition programme ensures that their very first experiences of Haselbury Campus are positive and that any anxieties about starting are lessened. Every child will be supported throughout their journey and will be made to feel welcomed and valued.

Our highly skilled staff lead exciting, rewarding activities that build knowledge, skills and student confidence, so that each and every individual within our community is able to reach their full potential. For some that might mean working towards independent travel and using money to do their shopping, whilst for others it could involve learning how to brush their own teeth or make a snack.

There is a wealth of opportunities on offer at Haselbury Campus, including residential trips, a wide variety of after-school clubs and a whole host of sporting and drama events throughout the year.

With students having different needs and specific requirements, we always make sure we understand their motivations, goals and preferred methods of learning. Essential independence, literacy, communication, numeracy and ICT skills form the basis of our curriculum, which leads to the development of skills that our children can apply in their own lives as they move towards adulthood.

Building relationships and working in partnership with parents is also vitally important to us and we organise regular events to involve our parents in their child’s progress and the wider school community.

Key Stage 3

The curriculum at KS3 is structured to support learners in making links and connections between areas of knowledge and embedding learning in long-term memory. It builds on prior learning so that pupils reach their optimum potential in core subject areas.

The curriculum supports pupils to make decisions; further developing problem-solving skills and building individuals’ self-esteem and self-awareness through accessing and evaluating a wide range of learning opportunities. 

All pupils access core National Curriculum subjects of maths, English and PSHE through discrete sessions tailored to individual needs and interests. There is a strong focus on phonics, reading, maths and PSHE due to their significant impact on future life chances. Some pupils that are excelling in maths, or English can also access lessons taught in KS4 to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Science and foundation subjects (history, geography, art, music, drama, ICT, D+T, R.E.) provide a context for learning and are taught in themed blocks or sessions throughout the year to allow pupils to apply knowledge and skills developed in the core subjects. PE and swimming are taught throughout the year in individual, group and/or inclusion sessions.

PSHE provides an opportunity for pupils to think about themselves, their future and any vocations that they may wish to pursue, looking ahead to KS4 where they choose their options. Some of our pupils experience job related learning within school such as working with the nursing team or assisting in a primary class.

Tom Collier
Head of School