Welcome to Mabel Prichard School. We are a community special school for children and young people with complex needs from the ages of 2 to 19. 

At Mabel Prichard School, we believe in enabling every student to discover who they are and to realise their full potential. Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to face challenge; develop independence; prepare for adulthood; discover the world around them; be safe and develop the skills and knowledge to lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.

Through our strong caring ethos, we support students to respect their whole community, regardless of background, race, gender, faith and disability and to celebrate diversity, so they are able to develop skills of empathy and tolerance in their life ahead.

We believe education plays a pivotal role in developing as individuals, alongside the vital input from families and other professionals whom we enjoy working closely with. The purpose of the school is to create opportunities through education for each student to value themselves and each other; develop confidence; communicate their thoughts and ideas and to enjoy discovering their strengths to take forward in their life ahead.

Please do contact us and come and visit for further information and a true sense of our school.

What we offer

Our students are aged between two and 19 and have a variety of profound learning and physical difficulties and so benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of specialist therapists on site, including a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, as well as a school nurse. In addition, we can access further support and advice from a range of services including social workers and for behaviour support, autism, and hearing and visual impairment.

Our children and young people take advantage of our excellent facilities, including a jacuzzi, as well as cooking and art rooms that allow them to be innovative, experimental and creative. We also enjoy weekly trips to cafes, farms, museums, the local swimming pool, as well as Shakespeare in Schools, Soundabout, Rock Assembly in London, and much more including developing work related learning opportunities.

We work as a partnership with parents and carers to ensure that we understand the child’s current learning status and needs in and outside of school, and to share information and wow moments!

Our Partners

Both our primary and secondary schools are at the very heart of the community and we pride ourselves in being closely connected to our local primary and secondary schools, so our students can enjoy all the associated benefits of integration.

We also have very strong community links and partnerships which enable our students to gain the best experience and to acquire life-long skills and understanding and to generate opportunities for independence and preparation for adulthood. We have an active PTA called FOMP.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a visit or to find out more about our school:

Roji Hussain, Administrative Assistant - 01865 777878

We are happy to provide paper copies of the information published on our website.  Please contact a member of the admin team on the telephone number above.