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Palmerston School

Palmerston provides high quality education for 150 pupils aged 11-19 who have severe or profound learning difficulties. We believe all our pupils can achieve, if they are provided with a learning environment that meets their needs.

We place great emphasis on developing independence and communication skills in all lessons and in Key Stages 4 and 5 the pupils are encouraged to develop skills for adult life including having the appropriate vocational experiences.

Pupil places are requested through the Liverpool SEN team but feel free to contact us for a tour of the school. 



Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Wheeler
Contact Position
Head Teacher

Where to go

Palmerston School
Minehead Road
L17 6AU

(Please note Palmerston moved to a new site in Aigburth in April 2017, previously located in Woolton)

Time / Date Details

When is it on
School runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.30pm.
Session Information
Please contact reception for further details regarding breakfast and after school clubs.

Other Details


Other notes

As a purpose build school, we have a number of specialist rooms to support our pupils holistic needs. These include a sensory room, immersive suite, hair salon and independent living room to support our life skills curriculum.

We have recently installed an outdoor learning environment and have Forest School leaders as part of our staffing.  

Local Offer


Outreach Services for Children and Young People with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). 

From 1st September 2018, Liverpool City Council has commissioned Millstead School, Princes School, Palmerston School and Redbridge High School to deliver citywide outreach services.  Services will provide support for maintained early years and maintained mainstream schools with children and young people on roll, aged 2-16 years, with at least 1 of the following diagnosed needs: 

  • Severe learning difficulties (SLD).
  • SLD and a diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions and behaviour that challenges.
  • SLD and complex physical health needs.
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

For more information click here


SEND Information Report
Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Secondary (11 to 16)
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