Our School


The Gillford Centre offers education to Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. We offer a continuum of support in a specialist environment delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and, where necessary, support within the mainstream school or home to meet the needs of our pupils, parents, carers and mainstream schools.

Our aim is to provide all of our students with an appropriate and personalised range of opportunities so that they can successfully engage with the process of learning. Taking into account the wider social and emotional needs of each student all staff endeavour to change positively the behaviour and motivation of individuals and develop the whole child spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.

Through the delivery of the curriculum, we strive to maximise each student’s potential for further learning in additional to the development of employability skills. Interaction with others, participation and teamwork are strongly encouraged and opportunities are provided through a range of approaches. In addition to building on a student’s prior achievement we manage behaviour consistently in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. Staff work closely with students across each of the Key Stages to help them develop strategies to cope with conflict, anger, stress, anxiety and demonstrate the importance of acceptable and appropriate behaviour.