Welcome to Our School
New Park Academy is a special setting for pupils in Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 (Year 3 – Year 11) who have been assessed as having social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties, often linked to other issues such as specific and/or moderate learning or communication difficulties. School recognises that their young people have often faced years of barriers to learning before they have been referred. School prides itself in seeing each child and young person as an individual and therefore looking for ‘out of the box’ solutions where needed: school needs to fit around the needs of the child – not the other way round! As a consequence, school has developed its thriving EOTAS programme that works with young people who do not manage education in any form of school setting for a wide range of reasons.
School offers the full curriculum adapted to the needs of the pupils, leading to a wide range of external qualifications from Entry Level to GCSE. A large number of teaching staff and teaching assistants are ELKLAN trained (a speech and language training programme). Holistic support includes interventions such as counselling, therapeutic play, therapeutic art, dog therapy and nurture sessions.
KS2 provision is placed on the same site as Alder Brook KS2 PRU, whilst KS3 & 4 are taught on the purpose built site in Patricroft.
We trust you will find all the school information you need on our website with comments from pupils and parents as well as photos from in and out of school; also feel free to contact us on 0161 532 3254 (Ruth Shields), speak to the headteacher, Almut Bever-Warren, or arrange a visit to see what life at New Park is really like!
(For Admissions see information in Our School or contact the Local Authority SEN Department on 0161 778 0406).
The Sovereign Trust
On June 1st 2018, New Park joined Manor and Pictor Academy as a member of the Sovereign Trust.
The Trust is formed of three special schools, Manor Academy, Pictor Academy and New Park Academy, with the aim of developing a vision and strategic plans for educational needs in Trafford, Salford and surrounding areas. With this collaboration we are able to increase the opportunities for our staff, children and young people. We are able to offer our specialist knowledge to other schools, academies and professional bodies regionally; through advice, consultancy and training.
The Trust will be outward looking to support the needs of SEN learners and providers in the locality and region.
Please find a link to The Sovereign Trust website here.
We want our children and young people to be the best they can be within an environment which challenges and supports.
We focus upon academic standards but equally important to us is the development of independence skills to enable all to achieve and stand out as valued member of their communities.