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  • Forest School

    Did you know that 75% of children in the UK spend less time outside than a prison inmate?  At Crosby High SEN School we want to change that.

    We are a secondary level special school with 130 pupils, we are keen to involve our pupils and their families in outdoor learning to help them develop life skills such as using tools, improving communication, developing social skills as well as increasing their physical activity levels and provide therapeutic learning for their mental well being. Our children find it difficult to play outside in natural surroundings, as they often need lots of support even at home, this project will help them develop these skills and knowledge about wildlife. 

    We have some woodland areas in our school grounds already, but these are not accessible for our pupils, some have learning disabilities, some have limited mobility and sensory impairments so we want to make these areas safe– this would include undertaking tree safety works, cutting back vegetation removal of rubbish tipped over the neighboring fences, bringing in natural seating of differing heights for our pupils and creating better wildlife habitats including bird boxes and habitat piles as well as making pathways for our wheelchair users

    I am also keen to train as a Forest School Leader. This training will give us the skills to enable to work with our pupils and parents, our school will also contribute towards this. 

    We  also desperately need like to buy suitable water proof clothing and equipment including a removable shelter which will enable our pupils to learn outdoors at all times of year. At the moment we don't even have a shed to store necessary equipment, it is all being kept on the floor of my classroom.

    The sooner we get these resources, the sooner the children can leave the inside of the classroom and start to learn outdoors. 

    Thank you for taking the time to read this, 

    Michael Hannaway, Year 8 Teacher.

    You can support us by sharing our go fund me page on your social media sites 

    We will also be raffling off a signed Jamie Carragher shirt which he was kind enough to donate to our cause.  Should you wish to enter this raffle tickets are £1 which you can send into school with your child.


  • PC Questionnaire

    We are seeking your views on our curriculum offer and the progress your child is making in all areas of their development, not just academic, whilst at Crosby High. You may have heard that there is a new Ofsted inspection framework commencing in September 2019 which is heavily focused on the curriculum. We believe our curriculum offer is strong at Crosby High however we have ideas for improvement and would like to hear your views too.

    Please take some time to complete this questionnaire.


    Hard copies will be sent to families for whom we do not have an email address. If you do have an email address
    and are happy to share it with us please contact school. If you would like to request a hard copyagain please contact the school.

    Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and support.

  • Year 7 parent lunch

    Parents of Year 7 students were invited to school to join their children for lunch.  Parents had the opportunity to eat lunch with their children and experience a typical school lunch time.  This was followed by after dinner tea and coffee with Mrs Hopkinson, Mrs Lamb and Miss Roby and a chance to meet other parents who they may have otherwise not known.  Feedback from parents was very positive, please feel free to read.


    “Myself and Callum’s grandad loved our dinner today.  It was nice to see what happens at lunch time, really nice to meet Callum’s new teachers and chat to the other parents.  Thanks for inviting us.”


    “Kyle was so excited to be having lunch with me today.  I think it is a brilliant idea to meet other parents and for the children to interact.  Thank you for a lovely lunch and afternoon.”


    “Cam’ron is really enjoying his time at Crosby High.”


    “Emily enjoyed me coming to have lunch with her.  Staff are very pleasant and helpful.”


    “Rebecca enjoyed mum coming for lunch today.  Lovely lunch and the staff are very friendly. Nice cup of tea afterwards and meeting new people.”


    “Cameron had been thrilled to have me share lunch today.  It was a lovely meal which I really enjoyed. Thank you for asking me.  The dinner ladies have worked very hard.”


    “Nubia really enjoyed today.  It was lovely to see how dinner time is in school.  Thank you for a lovely afternoon.”


    “Paige loved the idea of me joining her for lunch.  It has been a lovely afternoon meeting all the other parents and children.”


    “James was very happy for me to have lunch with him.  It was nice to spend the time with him and see him relaxed in the school.”




Head Teacher's Blog


PGCE students February 2018
The staff here are all really friendly and care for the students. A lovely school.
“I am very proud of Joshua’s work and thank you to all the teachers who have helped him get to where he is now.”
Year 7 parent lunch feedback
“Rebecca enjoyed mum coming for lunch today. Lovely lunch and the staff are very friendly. Nice cup of tea afterwards and meeting new people.”
Year 7 parent lunch feedback
“James was very happy for me to have lunch with him. It was nice to spend the time with him and see him relaxed in the school.”
Parents Night, April 2017
I am really pleased with my daughter's progress and the fact she puts her hand up and contributes in class. It is something she never did in primary … read more

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