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"The care, guidance and support provided by staff are outstanding”

Welcome to Cromwell High School


School up and running after moving site due to fire - see text or news section for further details

On Friday 15th April 2016 there was a serious fire at Cromwell High School. School was closed at the time and no-one was hurt. Fire Crews and other emergency services were fantastic and deserve great thanks from everyone at our school. Through a huge effort by staff and council workers and the generosity and support of Inspire Academy and Carillion we have re-opened to pupils based at the Inspire Academy Ashton. Transport is operating as usual (although a little earlier than usual) with an additional shuttle bus from the Cromwell/Astley site to the Inspire Academy (please let the council transport department know if you need to use this). All the pupils are now back in school. Many have adjusted very quickly thanks to the excellent preparation of school staff and staff are helping the few that are finding the transition difficult to settle as quickly as possible. We would like to thank the Active Tameside Scheme at Medlock for supporting up to half our pupils during the 7 school days that the school was closed or partially closed. Although the move to date has gone exceptionally well there will be further challenges for our school community- further difficulties and complications to overcome-  but we will continue to succeed through our shared commitment to our pupils. see News menu above for further updates.

Cromwell High School offers huge thanks to everyone in our community and the wider educational community for their fantastic support. 

We are a Specialist Support School for pupils with:

  • ASC- Autistic Spectrum Condition (with learning difficulties)
  • PMLD- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • SLD- Severe Learning Difficulties
  • MLD- Moderate Learning Difficulties (with additional complexity resulting in significant difficulties in learning)

Cromwell High School makes 3 fundamental commitments for the education of our pupils. That they will learn:

  • as much about the wider world as possible- learning to respond to the widest sensory environments and connecting their everyday experiences with the wider world that produces them- for example learning/experiencing that the water from the tap falls as rain, collects in the reservoir is cleaned and travels through pipes.
  • to be as successful in the world as possible- especially in the functional skills of communication, understanding organisation, ability to focus on learning, ability to work with other people.
  • to grow as caring, confident and responsible citizens.


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