Mayfield Special School is a wonderful place to be where amazing things happen every day.

Individual difference is celebrated. High expectations of behaviour and respect are expected and achieved.

At Mayfield School, children and young people begin their lifelong learning journey supported by a team of highly skilled staff who are extremely committed to the school and who work tirelessly to develop their knowledge of the pupils needs and likes and who plan exciting and inspirational learning opportunities.

‘There is no glass ceiling for our pupils’ – Ofsted 2018

Mayfield School serves the wide geographical area of West Cumbria including Copeland & Allerdale.

It is one of only 6 special schools in the County and the only one in West Cumbria which meets the full range of SEN.

All pupils have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) reflecting either severe or profound learning needs and any additional areas of need.

The school is part of Cumbria Association of Secondary Heads, Cumbria Special School Headteacher’s consortium and part of the One Cumbria teaching hub - the impact of which is that the school benefits from an outward facing perspective and is increasingly involved with working with a number of professionals and initiatives such as the parental engagement pilot and linking with the Anna Freud Centre re mental health.

The Headteacher is a National Leader in Education and staff are trained extensively in SEND.

The school is led by a Headteacher who is supported by three Assistant Headteacher’s – one for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, one for Key Stage 2 and 3 and one for Key Stage 4 and 5.

An Inclusion Lead, to fulfil the role of SENCO, monitor and improve attendance, to liaise with all external agencies is also part of the SLT as is a fully qualified School Business Manager.

Mayfield School is expanding rapidly and plans are in place to open an offsite sixth form provision in Cockermouth, West Cumbria, in Spring 2023.

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