Headteacher: Diane Wolstenholme
Deputy Headteacher: Sophie Wood
Assistant Headteachers: Catherine Mattocks and Nichala Lilly
Ashgate was the first of Manchester’s “Specialist Support” schools and it has been established to meet the needs of the broad spectrum of children with learning difficulties in the primary age range in the South Manchester and Wythenshawe districts. We cater for children with “Profound Multiple Learning Difficulities” (PMLD) “Severe Learning Difficulties” (SLD) “Autistic Spectrum Disorders” (ASD) and “Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties” (SEBD). In the last seven years, since the school opened, we have developed a significant outreach role with schools in our two districts, with regard to pupils in mainstream schools who need additional support with learning difficulties, ASD, behaviour or a combination of those.
The school has recently moved to co-locate with the neighbouring Crossacres Primary School in the Spring Term 2013. This will permit us to admit significantly more pupils and allow access to a much broader range of facilities.
What Ofsted say about Ashgate:
" Pupils make exceptional progress in their social development and in becoming more independent"
" Staff care for pupils very well. Pupils feel very safe at school"
"Pupils make outstanding progress in their behaviour. They try really hard and have excellent attitudes to learning"
" Parents are very pleased with the school and would recommend it to others"