Letter to parents and carers re Autumn term 2020

In September we plan to welcome all students back to school from Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

As a Senior Leadership team we have been working on plans for the return of all children to school in September. Throughout this pandemic we have worked successfully with our community to ensure they feel listened to and their concerns and thoughts are taken into consideration and all have remained safe. We have received praise for our clear, effective and timely communications, ensuring everyone feels able to make informed decisions and plan accordingly. This is something we do not want to sacrifice now, as many parents are, rightly, asking questions regarding the September start.

To this end we have made specific plans based on the ‘Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings’ published on 2nd July 2020. For details, please see (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-full-opening-special-schools-and-other-specialist-settings).

Please see the letter above for full information.





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