Shaftesbury High School strives to provide a caring, structured learning environment in which all pupils can develop academically, socially, emotionally and morally to their full potential and in which pupils and staff feel safe, secure and valued.
All pupils, without regard to age, aptitude, attainment level, ability or social circumstances, are entitled to an education of the highest quality. Education is of value for its own sake and we seek to encourage all pupils to learn at school, outside school and beyond school age.
We are committed to delivering a personalised curriculum, the derivation of which is based on thorough assessment of a pupil’s needs and preferences alongside their strengths and areas for development; pupils are provided with appropriate and challenging pathways.
Pupils at Shaftesbury enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum which does not disadvantage them to their mainstream peers.
We offer an environment where teachers can deliver an exciting and innovative curriculum and ensure the application and use of emerging technologies is paramount; we have consistently high expectations of all pupils.
Pupils at Shaftesbury High school will have been referred to us EITHER:
By a Consultant referral which has been passed by a panel made up of professionals who decide whether a young person would benefit from a medical intervention at Shaftesbury High school. These are our OASIS pupils.
Our aim and for all pupils is equal in ensuring that we build and support pathways to the most appropriate educational provision whether that be return or reintegration into a mainstream setting or placement within a specialist setting.