Lotus School

Every child, no matter what their starting point or background, has the right to an education that prepares them for adult life. As Headteacher of Lotus School, I will provide safety, stability and success for every child.

Our school has been purpose built to accommodate students who have an Education, Health and Care plan for Social, Emotional and Mental Health as their primary need. It has been carefully designed to ensure that students who have struggled accessing mainstream education are fully supported to succeed.

We can cater for up to 48 students, ranging from Year 6 to Year 11. All students have access to a number of curriculum pathways which deliver all core subjects, meaningful qualifications, and therapeutic interventions that will help them to develop and re-engage with school life.

We also provide students with opportunities to study off site and take part in outdoor educational activities, work experience, and community based work.

Mrs Rachel Kenworthy

Headteacher

Ethos & Values

“At Lotus we will help you to; accept your past, build a successful future, and feel happy and safe in your present.”

We understand that for some children, their journey so far has been difficult, but this can change, and with patience and the right support, every student can thrive and learn. We know that good relationships are vital in helping to build a student’s self-esteem and willingness to learn, and just one ‘champion’ can make a real difference.

Our approach is student centred and they are always at the forefront of everything we do, from the design of our building, to our staff and curriculum. We build strong and lasting relationships with the families and key adults of all students who join us, as we know how important this is in securing a successful future for the young person. We believe in looking to the future and showing students that nothing in their past is too great to overcome.