Highfield Littleport Academy is an area community special school catering for children from a wide area in Cambridgeshire. Places are offered to both girls and boys within a 2-19 year age range. All of our pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans, which will identify a significant and complex learning difficulties. Some may have associated behavioural problems, physical disabilities, sensory, communication or medical needs. Highfield is co-located with Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy (LECA) and the adjoining leisure centre in Littleport. The school is situated on the edge of the Fenland town Littleport in Cambridgeshire. It occupies large and attractively landscaped grounds and shares resources and facilities with the connected secondary school. We enjoy very good relationships with local mainstream schools and are part of the Cambridgeshire Active Learning Trust hub. We all benefit from each others expertise, experiences, facilities and resources, working together to support inclusive practices.
The school is in spacious accommodation that includes specialist teaching rooms: hall, gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, food technology, science/technology, art, music, ICT, multi-sensory, soft play and sound/light room. Visiting therapists also have their own suite including offices and therapy rooms. We share the use of three minibuses with Highfield Ely, which enable pupils to access educational visits to various places including National Trust sites, riding stables, work related learning placements and college courses at Cambridge Regional College.
The school is organised into five key pathways of learning which students follow. There can sometimes be mixed age groups within these pathways as students are grouped according to degree of difficulty and category of need. Age is also taken into consideration to ensure students are grouped with appropriate peers. More information on these pathways can be fund on the pupils area of the website. Classes are small, staffed by a teacher and sufficient teaching assistants to ensure good staff to pupil ratio. We work in collaboration with LECA to provide bespoke education programmes for students for which it is appropriate.
We aim that our learners are confident, happy and achieve to the best of their ability. Pupils enjoy learning and apply themselves exceptionally well. We are committed to improve the work of the school and welcome the support provided by parents, staff, governors and partners across a range of services. Click the link below to view a copy of our prospectus.
Ethos and Values
At Highfield School we strive to provide a supportive, safe, nurturing and rich environment that ensures the best possible progress for all our learners. We celebrate the small and large steps of progress our learners make. We continually review and develop our provision to meet the changing needs of our school population. Communication, social and emotional needs are central to providing an outstanding level of provision. We aim to provide a fun, child centred and flexible curriculum that teaches skills for life and sets learners up well for their future.
Please click the link below where you can find information on the ‘Highfield School Local Offer’.