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School Information – Stocklake Park

About Stocklake Park School

Stocklake Park School is a secondary provision and is part of the Vale Federation of Special Schools. We offer educational provision for students with complex learning difficulties, from 11 to 19 years of age. The curriculum designed to build upon knowledge gained at primary level with specific focus on developing the skills students need in order to prepare for life after school.

We are a relatively small school with just over 100 students, with class sizes of 6-10 students. The curriculum is organised around key themes and gives students the opportunity to experience and explore different subjects. Central to this is the development of communication and functional skills relating to real life situations. Students also engage in a range of creative arts and explore aspects of personal, social, moral, and emotional education. All our work is based in a belief in each student’s capacity to achieve and be the best they can be, and in enabling them to be as independent as possible. Our ethos is about encouraging students to value themselves and each other, maximising their enjoyment of learning, whilst developing self esteem and confidence.

Students have access to a range of therapies, multi-agency professionals and specialist staff, including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and specialist teachers.

Our Vision and Values
Inspire – Enable – Achieve


Through a multi-professional approach, we will create a high quality, inclusive, happy, and safe school environment where pupils with a range of learning difficulties are:

  • Inspired to engage in learning
  • Enabled to realise their greatest level of independence and emotional resilience
  • Supported to recognise and celebrate their achievements now and in the future



We aim for our pupils to give their best in everything that they do. We recognise all their small steps of progress and their achievements. Whatever the child’s starting point, we have high expectations of them. All children can make progress with their academic skills, their physical skills, their communication skills, and their personal development.
Staff have high expectations of themselves and fulfil their role to a standard of excellence.
We aim for our pupils to learn in a school environment that is safe and secure, and to develop trusting relationships with others. Over time, we want our pupils to develop a sense of responsibility. We aim for children to develop an awareness of who they can trust in the wider community.
Staff always act in a trustworthy manner. They are honest and reliable at all times.
We aim for our pupils to show courage in the challenges that they will face in life. It takes courage to have the confidence to have a go, to be willing to make mistakes, and to bounce back after a mistake.
Staff model being courageous and support children’s resilience.
We aim for our pupils to always persevere, even when something may be difficult, to keep going and not give up, and to develop a positive “can do” attitude.
Staff are unfailingly determined to support pupils in achieving their very best.
We aim for our pupils to show kindness to others. We value being polite, friendly, and welcoming to others.
Staff always act in a manner that demonstrates kindness towards children and towards each other. Staff are positive role models for children.
We aim for our pupils to develop communication and social interaction skills in order to develop positive friendships with others, and to take pleasure in shared experiences.
Staff demonstrate friendship by being caring, supportive, having fun, and sharing ideas.
We aim for our pupils to learn and develop in a school environment that promotes tolerance and respect for individual differences, abilities, needs, and beliefs. We aim for our pupils to develop into individuals who respect themselves and respect others by treating them with consideration and care, and recognising that not everybody is the same.
Staff are positive role models at all times and demonstrate their respect for others through their behaviour.
We aim for our pupils to experience a school environment in which fairness is promoted. Equity is achieved by understanding that individuals need different levels and types of support to achieve their goals.
Staff are committed to ensuring that each individual has their needs well met.


Details on Stocklake Park Curriculum below.

Curriculum Handbook

Ofsted Report

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2019 and was found to be Good.

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Compare School Performance

The Government hold information and performance data on the school.

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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
Pupil Premium Policy


Students have access to a range of therapies, multi-agency professionals, and specialist staff, including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Specialist Teachers. 95% of our students have speech and language therapy provision identified in their statement, and approximately 50% Occupational Therapy and/or Physiotherapy. The school has a school nurse, and has close working links with social/adult care services, CAMHS. Educational Psychology services, and the Specialist Teaching Service for children with visual impairment.

We are always looking for ways to improve students’ access to the curriculum and to provide a range of interests and needs. Central to this is the use of specialist equipment, particularly for our students with sensory needs and profound and multiple learning difficulties, and highly trained staff who how the students well.