Huntercombe School Stafford is a registered Independent Special School

It has been rated “good” by Ofsted and is a registered exam centre.

All patients are encouraged to attend school during term time where education is provided to pupils from Key Stage 3 through to GCSEs and A-Levels.

We aim to make each young person’s stay with us a positive experience, the continuation of routine education helps us to normalise what can seem a very abnormal situation. We encourage young people to see the value of education and the benefits it can bring them once they leave hospital.

Our teachers have high aspirations for our students and we provide a high quality, relevant and balanced education for all our students that focuses on individual, personal and academic achievement whilst they are receiving hospital treatment. Students are taught in small groups and there is a motivational and positive atmosphere in the school rooms, which provide a familiar educational environment within the hospital.

Students are often taught in key stage groups for all subjects apart from music and P.E. All students have an individual Learning Plan which is reviewed every six weeks or before if needed. Through strong partnerships with home schools and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in the hospital, the school offers a caring and friendly learning environment in which students can progress and regain confidence.

'To the education team, thank you for all the help and support you have given me over the last few months. Without you I would be lost...I am now going to study patisserie at college and couldn't be more excited.'