Conishead

This is our youngest class and they do lots of play and co-regulation.

Ford Park

This class are starting to do more formal learning in some areas but still have lots of fun!

Abbotswood

This class is key stage 2 and they are good friends to each other.

Sea Wood

This is a very bespoke class that supports students with Autism. Each student has strategies they are working on to help them.

Grizedale

This class are key stage 3 and like the challenge of learning new things and getting new skills.

Conishead

This is our youngest class and they do lots of play and co-regulation.

Sea Wood

This is a very bespoke class that supports students with Autism. Each student has strategies they are working on to help them.

Bardsea

This is a key stage 4 class and they do lots on communication and learning.

Ford Park

This class are starting to do more formal learning in some areas but still have lots of fun!

Grizedale

This class are key stage 3 and like the challenge of learning new things and getting new skills.

Fell Foot

This is one of two sixth form classes. They do external qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh and work experience.

Abbotswood

This class is key stage 2 and they are good friends to each other.

Hoad

This is a mix of key stages 3 and 4 and they are doing some external qualifications.

Birkrigg

This is another sixth form class and they like to work and be with Fell Foot Class.

Hoad

This is a mix of key stages 3 and 4 and they are doing some external qualifications.

Bardsea

This is a key stage 4 class and they do lots on communication and learning.

Fell Foot

This is one of two sixth form classes. They do external qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh and work experience.

Birkrigg

This is another sixth form class and they like to work and be with Fell Foot Class.

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Lodge School is a special school catering for students aged between two and nineteen who have an Education Health and Care Plan. All our students have severe learning difficulties and additional needs such as Autism, physical difficulties, hearing or vision impaired and communication differences. We cater for all needs with a highly personalised approach to learning.

We have a wonderful new school building that we moved into in September 2019 and this has allowed us to expand the range of approaches and support we can offer our fantastic students.

Some things that make us what we are and inform our approaches to teaching and learning are that we are:

A National Autistic Society (NAS) Accredited school. We follow the approaches and ethos that allows our learners with Autism to develop a range of strategies and support that really works for them on an individual level. We are currently working on becoming an NAS Advanced Accredited School.
A Thrive Approach School and have trauma informed practices to support the students with attachment and their emotional development. So far, we have four trained Thrive Practitioners and all our staff have received training to make sure we use consistent approaches.

A MOVE school that supports physical development through functional movements and goals, we hope to be a Move Centre of Excellence in the very near future. We have some amazing stories to share!

A school with enhanced facilities such as Aquatic Therapy , Rebound Therapy , Experience Room, Soft Play, Multi Interactive Learning Environment, Sensory Movement and Regulation room and much more.