The small, friendly school & college

Buzz Learning Independent Special School

Mission statement

Our aim is to meet the needs of each of our learners to prepare them effectively for adult life. We do this through provision of a broad and balanced learning experience which promotes their educational, spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. Our ethos is to enable our learners to “Be all they can!”

Buzz Learning Independent Special School is registered with the Department for Education, registration number 929/6004, and delivers education to learners aged 13 to 16 who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities. It is funded to provide for up to 25 learners, aged between 13 and 16, who have: 

  • Autism spectrum disorder,
  • Cognitive and learning needs,
  • Specific learning difficulties,  
  • Moderate learning difficulties,  
  • Communication and interaction needs or
  • Speech, language and communication needs.

The school is not equipped to work with children who have more extreme social, emotional or mental health issues, including children with more difficult behaviours. 

The school’s first intake was in September 2018 and the first Ofsted inspection took place on 2nd and 3rd October 2018, before the school had a chance to really get going! A copy of the inspection report can be requested from the school or downloaded here.

A note to parents and guardians

We encourage you to be involved in your child’s education with us, as we believe working together is key to their child’s success. We will ask you how much information you want from us, how frequently you want it, and how you prefer to receive it (email, phone call, letter etc). You will receive frequent updates from staff and you will also be invited into Buzz Learning to meet with staff at least once each term, to discuss your child’s progress.

Additional school information for parents / guardians

Buzz’s college operates next door to the school and delivers education and training to learners aged from 16 to 24 who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities. The College has been in operation since 2004 and is graded Good by Ofsted, the most recent inspection being in July 2017. A copy of the inspection report can be downloaded here.

Policies and other information

Policies and other information

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