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 Stockport and is a very strong community of children and young people, families, staff and other partners.

The school is set on 2 sites. The main school site is in Heaton Moor while in September 2021 the school opened its Cheadle Heath Campus to expand and enhance provision for Post 16 learners. This specialist site is designed to provide a stepping stone from Heaton to Further Education.

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