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.  The school is situated on the edge of the Fenland town Littleport in Cambridgeshire. It occupies large and attractively landscaped grounds and has a wealth of resources such as a hydrotherapy pool and well equipped sports hall. 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 organised into 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 broadly taken into consideration to ensure students are grouped with appropriate peers.  More information on these pathways can be found 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 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.

Highfield Littleport Prospectus and Information


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. Our strap line 'Preparing for the Next Step' aims to equip our learners with the skills and attributes necessary for them to be the best they can be.

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 centered and flexible curriculum that teaches skills for life and sets learners up well for their future.

In order to prepare our students for their next step we aim to instill some key values which will equip them for adult life.   We believe students need to develop independence, be resilient to change, work together as a team, use a creative approach and think carefully.  Also most of all students need to be kind to each other.  We try to learn, recognise and practise these values in our school to be prepared for our next step. Take a look at our PSHE and Learning values page to find more information which underpins everything that we do.

Please click the link below where you can find information on the ‘Highfield School Local Offer’ for information on physical provision at Highfield Littleport.  You will also find our SEND Information report.

Highfield School Offer

Highfield SEND Information Report

Highfield Littleport Academy is an area Special School for pupils aged 2 – 19 years who have an Education Health Care Plan. All pupils with have a degree of learning difficulty, some will have an additional sensory, communication or physical need and / or be on the autistic spectrum.

Highfield Littleport Academy is committed to ensuring the safety of all pupils and students. All staff and volunteers will be required to have a DBS check prior to working at the academy, and attend a child protection information session. A copy of the Safeguarding and Whistleblowing policies are available. Highfield Littleport Academy complies with the General Data Protection Regulations. Further information is available under the Safeguarding section of this website.

As we are a complex needs setting we do not have a named SENCo, however Yvonne Skillern holds the National Qualification for Special Educational Needs Coordination which is a statutory requirement.

If you require any information on this website in an alternative or adapted format please contact our school office on 01353 223301 and we will be happy to assist you.  Printed copies of any pages are available on request free of charge.

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