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Our Mayfield Mission :

'A safe, happy and regulated learning community, where together we empower pupils to develop key skills for life.'

Mayfield is a relatively small school, with just 125 pupils from 2-19, but we pride ourselves on making a big impact on the lives of our children and their families. We consider ourselves as one big happy family. Visitors always tell us how much they love coming to visit because "coming into Mayfield feels like walking into a great big hug".

We believe what makes us unique is the expert way in which we create a needs led provision matched to each pupil's key learning needs, in effect a 'one size fits one' model. 

We allow our children to lead the learning at each key step of their journey, and our common principle throughout is to think about how we can help them achieve the maximum independence and meaningful skills for life beyond the classroom across each stage of their learning journey and in preparation for adulthood. 

We achieve this by applying the principle of never doing anything for a child that they can, could or should do for themselves.

Staff plan, in meticulous detail at each step, what we want our pupils to achieve, building on their strengths and celebrating every bit of progress made.Our students progress is measured in how well they are prepared for each next step in their learning journey.

We can confidently say every day our pupil's amaze us with what they achieve, and we ensure we set our expectations high for all of them. To us there is no such phrase as ' I can't' - we just say 'You can't yet, so lets find a way.  Because of this attitude our students make progress beyond expectations.

We believe the key to our success lies in the fantastic knowledge, passion and commitment of the experienecd staff team. Nothing happens in isolation and everyone's contribution is valued. Our knowledge of each pupil’s needs and focus on developing learning shines through all we do.

This team approach extends to our families and other agencies, so we can agree on the most effective ways to support our pupils to reach their potential. In its truest sense we work using a team around the child and family approach. A parent commented in a recent review "what you have done with my child to help her independence has literally transformed our lives". This is truly what we believe happens on a daily basis.

We enhance our support through an inhouse multi-agency referral system which both staff and parents can use when issues arise in relation to any aspects of a student's learning. This may range from support to transition to a new classroom to introducing a sensory timetable to support regulation.

As the Headteacher at Mayfield I feel incredibly proud of what we achieve together. Our pupils are an inspiration to us all, and enrich our lives daily. I don’t think I am biased about the fact there is no other school quite like ours.

However don’t take my word for it - come and see for yourself!

If you would like to arrange a visit to school, or would like any information not included on this website, please contact school on 01257 263063.

We look forward to speaking to you or meeting you in school.

With very best wishes,

Ian Dickson

Acting HeadTeacher


Contact Us

Mayfield Special School
Gloucester Road,
Chorley, PR7 3HN
Ian Dickson | Acting Head Teacher 01257 263 063