Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones
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The school is supported by the Coins Foundation and the DFN Charitable Foundation who lease the school buildings at a charitable rate.


Welcome to Stepping Stones

Towards Independence: We work to ensure that our students embrace a positive school environment to become self-confident, independent learners for life.  With the aim that each will fulfil their personal potential to gain the qualifications and skills they need to be socially and economically independent in their local community.

We understand the difficulties and care about the challenges that a young person with disabilities faces. We want their time at Stepping Stones to be one where they grow both academically and socially.

The school makes provision for children who have acquired processing delays due to: acute or chronic medical conditions, hemiplegia or mild cerebral palsy; those whose mental and/or emotional health is at risk; and those whose mild autism creates learning needs.

We are an expanding school having opened our new site at Undershaw, the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in September 2016.  This has provided room to develop and provide state-of-the-art facilities and grounds.  Together, our two sites provide education from Key Stage 2 to Post 16 with both functional skills and exam curriculum pathways.


 "The school aims to change lives for the better and strives to ensure that every child can realise their potential and make    their unique contribution to society".

Overall effectiveness                                                   Good

Effectiveness of leadership and management        Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment         Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare      Outstanding

Outcomes for pupils                                                     Good

Sixth form provision                                                       Outstanding

OFSTED June 2019

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