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"The Governing Body of The Spalding Special Schools Federation has applied for both
The Garth and The Priory Schools to become academies under the Academies Act
2010 and is proposing to join The Community Inclusive Trust (CIT). Further
information about what becoming an academy means, and how to comment on the
proposals, is set out in The Academy Conversion letter to be found in the news
tab of this website.”

  The Garth School is pleased to announce that we have been rated Outstanding by Oftsed!

 Across the Spalding Special Schools Federation we cater for pupils between the ages of 2 to 19 with wide ranging special educational needs. 

The Priory School effectively meets the needs of pupils aged 11 to 16, all of whom have moderate learning difficulties and many of whom have Autistic Spectrum Disorder and social communication difficulties. The Garth School meets the needs of pupils aged between 2 and 19 and is well equipped to meet their complex, severe and profound learning difficulties. Both schools enjoy excellent facilities and provide high quality provision for pupils from the local area and further afield.

The over-riding aim of our federation is to provide an inclusive education in the most real sense; preparing pupils to take a confident and active place in society who are well prepared to meet the challenges of adult life, including the world of work, continuing education and independent living.  

We are very proud of The Spalding Special Schools Federation and are always pleased to welcome visitors. Whether you are a prospective parent and child, a colleague from another school or profession. or a member of the local community please telephone the school and we will be happy to show you around.  

We hope that you can find all of the information you need in this website – if not, please do not hesitate to contact either The Priory School or The Garth School with your query where Administrative Staff and Heads of each site are available to talk to,details of which can be found on our Contact Us page. Thank you for showing an interest.  

Executive Head Teacher  

Daran Bland

 A Message From The Chair Of Governors

 We are a well established Governing Body, with collectively a great deal of experience. Many of us were Governors of either The Garth or The Priory School before the Schools Federated. We have a robust committee system, i.e.:  Management (staffing and finance); Curriculum and Premises. 

 Each committee is chaired by a different Governor, thereby ensuring that each area of Federation management is examined in detail. Individual Governors also give a great deal of their time to Social Enterprise schemes and work involving national and local Quality Marks.  Governors also attend many social and educational events held at the schools.

We are proud of our students and the way in which they are supported by a very dedicated staff team to realise their potential. We have a very successful Federation which is always looking to move forward and relishing the challenges, both we as a Governing Body and government legislation present to it.

Janet Corcoran – Chair of Governors March 2015


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