Special schools, short stay schools and Special Education Resource Facilities

Maintained special schools in Lancashire

School Address Age range Specialism/caters for*
Acorns Primary School Blackpool Road, Moor Park, Preston, PR1 6AU 2-11 years GLD including:
  • SLD
  • PMLD
  • Autism
Bleasdale School 27 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, Carnforth, LA5 0RG 2-19 years


Broadfield Specialist School For SEN (cognition and learning) Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 3BE 11-19 years GLD including:
  • Autism
  • SLCN
  • PD
  • PMLD
  • VI
  • HI
Brookfield School. Poulton-Le-Fylde Fouldrey Ave, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7HE 11-16 years SEMH
Chorley Astley Park School Harrington Road, Chorley, PR7 1JZ 4-16 years


Elm Tree Community Primary School Elmers Wood Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 6SA 5-11 years SEMH
Great Arley School Holly Road, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4HH 4-16 years Moderate and more complex learning difficulties
Hillside Specialist School and College Ribchester Road, Longridge, PR3 3XB 3-19 years Autism
Holly Grove School Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, Burnley, BB10 1JD 2-11 years Generic SEND
Hope High School Clay Brow, Skelmersdale, WN8 9DP 11-16 years SEMH
Kingsbury Primary School School Lane, Chapel House, WN8 8EH 2-11 years GLD
Kirkham Pear Tree School 29 Station Road, Kirkham, PR4 2HA 2-19 years


Mayfield Specialist School Gloucester Road, Chorley, PR7 3HN 2-19 years

Complex medical needs

Moor Hey School - A Specialist Mathematics and Computing College Far Croft, Off Leyland Road, Preston, PR5 5SS 4 -16 years GLD
Moorbrook School Ainslie Road, Fulwood, PR2 3DB 11-16 years SEMH
Morecambe and Heysham Morecambe Road School Morecambe Road, Morecambe, LA3 3AB 3-16 years

Associated behavioural difficulties
Complex medical  needs.

Oswaldtwistle White Ash School Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 4QG 2-11 years GLD
Pendle Community High School and College Oxford Road, Nelson, BB9 8LF 11-19 years Generic SEND
Pendle View Primary School Gibfield Road, Colne, BB8 8JT 2-11 years


Rawtenstall Cribden House Community Special School Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, BB4 6RX 5-11 years SEMH
Ridgewood Community High School Eastern Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2AT 11-19 years Generic SEND
Royal Cross Primary School Elswick Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, PR2 1NT 4-11 years Deaf
Sir Tom Finney Community High School Ribbleton Hall Drive, Preston, PR2 6EE 11-19 years GLD
The Coppice School Ash Grove, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6GY 2-19 years SLD
Additional needs met include;
Complex medical needs.
The Loyne Specialist School Sefton Drive, Lancaster, LA1 2PZ 2-19 years


The Rose School Greenock Street, Burnley, BB11 4DT 11-16 years SEMH
Thornton Cleveleys Red Marsh School Holly Road, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4HH 2-19 years


Tor View Community Special School Clod Lane, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 6LR 3-19 years Autism
Wennington Hall School Lodge Lane, Wennington, Lancaster, LA2 8NS 11-16 years SEMH
West Lancashire Community High School School Lane, Chapel House, WN8 8EH 11-19 years Autism

Special Education Resource Facilities (SERF) in mainstream schools

School Address Age range Specialism/caters for*
Ashton Primary School Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1TU 4-11 years SLCN
Ashton Community Science college Aldwych Drive, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1SL 11-18 years HI
Burnley Ightenhill Primary School Alder Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 6ED 5-11 years SpLD
Burnley Springfield Community Primary School Oxford Road, Burnley, BB11 3HP 4-11 years HI
Hameldon Community College Hameldon Community College,Coal Clough Lane, Burnley Lancashire, BB11 5BT 11-18 years HI
Holland Moor Primary School Cornbrook, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9AG 5-11 years SLCN
Holme Slack Primary School Holme Slack Community Primary School, Manor House Lane Preston, PR1 6HP 4-11 years HI
Lancaster Ridge Community Primary School Keswick Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3LE 4-11 years SLCN
Moorside Primary School Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4HT 4-11 years HI
Oswaldtwistle Moor End Community Primary School White Ash Lane, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3JG 4-11 years SLCN


SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Generic SEND - Special educational needs and disabilities
GLD - Generic Learning Difficulties
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate learning difficulties
MSI - multi-sensory impairments
PD - Physical difficulties
PMLD - Profound and multiple learning difficulties
SLCN - Speech language and communication needs
SLD - Severe learning difficulties
SpLD - Specific learning difficulties
VI - Visual impairment

Independent special schools and colleges

The following special schools and colleges in Lancashire have been approved by the Secretary of State under section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 for the purpose of being named in an EHC plan.

Beaumont College

Crookhey Hall School

Cumberland School

Keyes Barn School

Oakfield House School

Oliver House School

Pontville School

Red Rose School

Rossendale School Limited

The Brambles School

Westmorland School

See the full list of approved schools in England.

Short stay schools

School Address
Chadwick High School Mainway, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2AY
Golden Hill Leyland Centre Earnshaw Drive, Leyland, PR25 1QS
Hendon Brook School Hendon Brook, Townhouse Road, BB9 8BP
Mckee College House College House, 73 Breck Road, FY6 7AQ
Oswaldtwistle School Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 3DA
Shaftesbury High School Weldbank Lane, Chorley, PR7 3NQ
Stepping Stones School Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4HT
The Acorns School Ruff Lane, Ormskirk, L39 4QX

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