Vision & Values

Values and Ethos

Loxley Hall School has an ethos of learning and caring, highly skilled staff provide positive opportunities for students whose previous experience of education has often been difficult. Visitors to the school often comment on the warm, positive and welcoming atmosphere.


Our Mission Statement and Vision is:

  • Building Relationships
  • Celebrating Success
  • Promoting Change

What makes us a Special School

Below is a short description of what makes Loxley Hall a special school. For more detailed information, please see our SEND report to governors.


Loxley Hall is a special school for children aged 11-16 years offering day and residential provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties; with additional needs in areas of communication, interaction, cognition and learning.

We form part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust with our partner Primary School, Cicely Haughton.

We have a KS4 annexe building at Armitage. Our older students use this as a base from which they have a personalised and flexible curriculum involving school lessons, college and alternative provision.

Our Aims

We have 7 school aims incorporating celebrating success, delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, keeping pupils safe to make positive progress, nurturing emotional development.

  1. To prepare pupils for adulthood.
  2. To provide holistic care and support in partnership with parents/carers and inter-agency co-operation.
  3. To celebrate success.
  4. To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.
  5. To nurture emotional development.
  6. To keep pupils safe and secure to enable positive progress.
  7. To help pupils make informed choices.

Our whole ethos is underpinned through engagement in education through tailored and personalised programmes of study.

How we work

  1. Promote and value close links with parents/carers and families.
  2. Teach in small classes (7), in stable groups with at least 2 staff.
  3. Provide a whole range of extra-curricular activities to enable students to achieve.
  4. Have flexibility in outlook and curriculum.
  5. Provide a nurturing and caring environment – making time to listen to children.
  6. Provide opportunities to access residential education to support emotional development, social interaction and life skills.
  7. Have all staff trained in physical interventions to support pupils who have difficulties in managing their behaviour in terms of harming themselves, others and serious damage to property.
  8. Have extensive rewards and recognition systems to celebrate success.
  9. Track behaviours to inform interventions and support for progress.
  10. Have high staff supervision at all times.
  11. Encourage students to self-regulate their behaviour and provide space and time for them to do so.

How we work is underpinned by our Mission Statement; 
Building Relationships – Celebrating Success – Promoting Change.
Giving back to children the opportunity to succeed and feel better about themselves and others.

Admission Process

  • Admissions to the School are primarily managed by the Local Authority.
  • Parental visits and tours of the school are welcomed.

(Please refer to our Admissions Policy for more detail).