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About Us

Our Mission Statement

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 120 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 one big happy family. 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.

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. 

Coming into Mayfield feels like walking into a great big hug

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 student's progress is measured in how well they are prepared for each next step in their learning journey.

We can confidently say every day our pupils 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 let us 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 experienced 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.

Our 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

We enhance our support through an in-house multi-agency referral system which both staff and parents can use when issues arise concerning 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.

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

Because we believe so strongly in our pupils having their own voice we have put our ethos and values into a poem written to you by our students.

‘Talk to me and listen to me,

Smile at me and laugh with me.

Believe in me and don’t give up on me,

Find out about me and understand me.

Know what matters to me and make things fun for me,

Don’t just give me the answers and let me get things wrong.

Let me get stuck and learn the answers with me,

Teach me to bounce back when things get tough.

Show me then leave it to me,

Show you care for me and want the best for me.

Reach for the sky for me’

‘We may not remember all of what you teach us but we will always remember how you made us feel’





Contact Us

Mayfield Special School
Gloucester Road,
Chorley, PR7 3HN