My name is Simon Bainbridge and I am very proud to introduce myself as Executive Head for Highfield Littleport Academy and Highfield Ely Academy. Both of the Highfield Academies are area special schools. This means they have a catchment area (much the same as mainstream secondary school), and have on roll pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Needs. All our pupils and students have Education, Health and Care Plans, or Statements of Special Educational Needs and need a moderately or heavily adapted curriculum to suit their individual needs.

My name is Yvonne Skillern and I am pleased to introduce myself as Head of School for Highfield Littleport.  Working with the Executive Head to create an outstanding educational provision for our learners, meeting each of their individual needs.  I am looking closely with the Head of School for Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy to create bespoke provision for students who would benefit from accessing elements of mainstream education while still being placed within a special school.


Highfield Littleport will start small and grow over time, with a suggested maximum roll of around 110. This is an incredibly exciting venture, not least because the school lends itself perfectly to work very closely with Littleport and East Cambs Academy for our secondary age pupils. Highfield Ely is also just under 6 miles away, which means there will be many opportunities to share resources, teaching and curriculum opportunities.

Highfield Littleport and Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy are members of the Active Learning Trust. Their contact details are shown below:

The Active Learning Trust
School Road

Registered Company in England & Wales No. 7903002
VAT Number 144 3232 43

Tel: 01223 728394


The Active Learning Trust is very keen to work closely with the local community. To start this we had a site visit recently with members of the Littleport Parish Council and other interested parties such as GPs, PCSOs and Health workers. This was a really good start to our new schools being a central resource to the local community, and we aim to set another visit up for a similar group as the new schools move towards being ready for their pupils.



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