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Gateacre School

Gateacre is a very popular, inclusive and successful secondary school which serves the needs of a large and varied community.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Kate Moreton
Contact Position
SENCo (Acting)

Where to go

Gateacre School
Hedgefield Road
L25 2RW

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday
Time of day
Session Information
9am until 6pm

Other Details


Other notes

The headteacher and senior leadership team review the curriculum annually and work with departments to plan and implement a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils. At Key Stage 4 and 5, Level 1 (pre-GCSE) and Level 2 vocational courses are offered to pupils who are more likely succeed by completing a skills based qualification.

To support pupils in the classroom, the school is able to provide specialised equipment such as coloured overlays, coloured exercise books, pen grips and electronic notebooks.

In line with statutory guidance the school has a current Access Plan which is fully developed in these three aspects: Access to the Curriculum, Access to Information and Access to the Physical Environment.







Local Offer


The types of Special Educational Need we provide for in the school are:

At Gateacre we aim to meet the needs of all students with SEND, including the 4 areas of difficulty in the Code of Practice (Jan '15)
 Communication and Interaction- ASC including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Cognition & Learning:
Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) 
& Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties:
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Self-harming
- Substance Misuse
- Eating Disorders
- Physical symptoms which are medically unexplained
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Sensory and Physical Needs including:
- Visual Impairment (VI)
- Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Physical Disability

 The SEND department supports students in Key Stage 3, 4 & 5.

Contact Name
Mrs K Moreton
Contact Telephone
0151 363 1111 ext 210
Contact Email
SEND Information Report
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11 to 16)
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