UPDATE 22.5.20

Following guidance from the Government on 11.5.20 we have been contacting families and risk assessing what provision will be in place for the remainder of this academic year. As you will know , guidance for special schools is different to that for our mainstream colleagues.

From Monday 8th June we plan to expand our offer to a small number of additional students. These students families have all been called and will receive a letter in the coming days to explain what period of next half term they will be offered a place.

During this time we have very strict guidelines to follow around social distancing and hygiene in order to maintain safety for both students and staff . Please can I thank you all for your understanding at this time, we have had some difficult decisions to make around safety.

Please continue to contact teachers with queries or contact the Senior Leadership Team in school. There are numerous strategies such as visual timelines etc on the information pages of this site specifically for the current situation. If you need assistance in creating these school will do this for you, just let the teachers know.

Again we want to thank all families and the staff in school for the amazing response at this very difficult time and under such unprecedented circumstances.

I hope you all remain well and we will continue to update this site with 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