On Monday 13th July I sent you our plans to reopen school from Wednesday September the 2nd 2020. On the following day (Tuesday 14th July) we were informed by the Local Authority that all schools will be able to take 3 exceptional closure days in the first week of the Autumn Term to close all or part of schools. This is to allow schools flexibility to support the safe return of students to school and, for example to welcome year groups back to school in a staggered and manageable way.

I am therefore writing to you today with regard to this allocation and proposals to enable students to return to school in a more effective and safe manner. This will now be staggered across the first week in September with all students returning by the 7th September. I realise that altering plans will not be ideal for some families, please see our rationale in the letter below. This information will also be posted to you with the end of year learning journeys in the coming week.

Letter to parents re staggered start due to Exceptional Days September 2020

Below is the information already sent to you regarding operation in school in September.

Information regarding reopening fully in September 2020

Thank you again for your continued understanding and support.




Heaton School is Stockport’s Secondary Special School for  young people with Severe learning difficulties, Profound and Multiple learning difficulties, Autism and Complex Medical Needs. Our school is well established in the local area of Heaton Moor and is a very strong community of children and young people, families, staff and other partners.

Heaton School is a special place, a place for students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We strive to provide the best educational experiences possible for all students in an environment that includes everyone in everything.

Our lessons are consistently

  • Engaging and challenging
  • Purposeful and promote independence
  • Well planned, well resourced and Multi-Sensory
  • Individualised to meet the needs of each student


Around school you will see

  • Professionals empowered to inspire others
  • Therapy embedded in all lessons
  • Team work & flexibility
  • Total communication


And most importantly ……..

A very happy & safe community



Jonathan Curtis