Red Moor School

Special needs catered for

Red Moor School is a specialist provision which provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 36 children and young people aged 5 to 16 who have social, emotional, mental health and communication difficulties or associated behaviours that challenge.

Specialist facilities

At Red Moor we put every child at the forefront of our thinking. We design a personalised educational experience that will re-engage, motivate and excite our children. Our carefully considered nurturing support helps the children to grow in confidence and begin to dream big again.

We have developed a high level of specialism in working with children with ASC conditions, attachment difficulties and a range of learning difficulties. We have helped children begin to make outstanding educational and emotional progress. We do not give up on our children and will do everything we can to make education work for them. We are passionate in helping our families and will go the extra mile to ensure that they feel listened to and supported.

Support services provided

Specialist support for the children and young people, through both the delivery of the programmes of study and personalised learning programmes, will be integrated into the curriculum and into teaching and learning. Support may be in the form of Speech and Language Therapy, Person Centred Counselling or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for example. The curriculum is delivered by qualified, skilled, empathetic and experienced staff operating in a warm, safe, nurturing and state of the art learning environment.

Where individuals require additional support in learning and behaviour it is highlighted on the ‘Student Passport’. This document identifies classroom strategies, curricular targets and behaviour targets. They are child-centred documents and are updated half termly after having structured conversations with the pupil and their family. Any specialist intervention will focus on specific areas of difficulty, identifying appropriate strategies, assessment methods and time scales for evaluation.

The school believes that it is of particular importance that all who work within the learning environment develop positive relationships. Thus all those involved in course delivery, management of pupils and the provision for individual needs work together to ensure learning. This will include not only staff from the school and the pupils themselves but also parents/carers and external providers such as college, work experience placements, etc.

The Curriculum

On entry to the school, Laura, the Headteacher, along with the teaching staff and Educational Psychologist, will undertake a thorough baseline assessment. This assessment will identify where children are in terms of their learning (literacy skills, numeracy skills and science) and will also assess emotional development. This initial assessment will inform how we work with each student and the results will be fed back to parents/carers and the local authority within eight weeks of joining the school.

Ongoing assessment is used to inform how pupils are progressing against this baseline assessment. Red Moor School’s senior staff and therapy team will meet on at least a half termly basis to identify pupils who are not progressing as expected so that action plans can be developed to help implement and evaluate intervention strategies.

What is the INTENT of our curriculum?

All staff at Red Moor school are committed to delivering “the best education for every child”. The aim of our broad and balanced curriculum is to ensure children leave our school with respect for others, emotional resilience, good social skills and the best outcomes possible.

Our ambitious curriculum has four goals and is designed to help our children to;

• Maintain positive and healthy relationships so they can socialise with others well and experience lifelong friendship and love. We know that this will help raise self-esteem and lead to a more positive outlook on life, thus helping to ensure the best future outcomes.

• Become emotionally resilient. Prior to joining us our children have found it difficult to understand and regulate their emotions, often leading to behaviour that has challenged. This has led to them being unsuccessful in previous educational placements. It is our ambition to support and educate our children so they are able to regulate their emotions and behave in a way that allows them to be successful in the future. When children leave Red Moor school we want them to understand their emotions and how best to manage them positively.

• Become tolerant and respectful individuals who will not undermine fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.

• Achieve the best possible outcomes. We know that this is different for every child that attends our school. It is our ambition to ensure ALL learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the academic, technical and vocational curriculum and therefore achieve the very best results. Careful baseline assessment of each child allows us to create differentiated provision with high expectations for every learner – the leadership team are unwavering in trying to help children secure their very best. We know that this will help our children move on to the best post 16 destinations available to them.

We are committed to ensuring our children leave Red Moor school ready to access either;

1. The highest level of post 16 education possible appropriate to their ability, interests and aspirations.

2. Relevant and considered employment and/or training that broadens horizons.

To read more about our curriculum and faculties we offer, please visit our website or contact the office on 01726 219472.

Home school links

At Red Moor School we work incredibly hard to involve parents and carers in everything we do. We know that if we can support our families outside of school hours it can help everyone to flourish. We offer a summer school where we expect all students to take part and benefit from the exceptional outdoor educational offer Red Moor presents so that children can make the most of all the wonderful outside experiences Cornwall has to offer. We also run an outreach service where students and families can benefit from the staff working with children outside of school hours – helping them to access clubs and activities in their local areas.

Red Moor is also passionate about supporting families with the best training available. Our educational psychologists and therapists will co-ordinate regular training sessions for our parents and carers to attend, helping to develop a holistic approach for every child that attends.

At Red Moor School we recognise how important it is to help our children prepare for the next phase of their academic life after leaving. We have forged positive relationships with a host of post 16 colleges and destinations. We set up regular meetings with independent career advisors for all our children throughout their time with us at school. We work tirelessly to find the very best post 16 destination for all our children – no matter what ability or needs.

General environment

Red Moor School is a specialist provision positioned near Lanlivery in mid Cornwall. With its large building and extensive grounds, Red Moor School is an environment where children learn to thrive both in the classroom and outdoors, helping them to be the best.

The environment we provide will give pupils a structured and supportive place where they feel safe enough to take responsibility for their actions.

Aims and philosophy

Red Moor School has one simple vision – to deliver the best education for every child that attends.

We will work tirelessly to ensure that your child has the very best opportunities to progress in their learning and in their emotional development. We invest in the best resources to enhance the schools learning environment and ensure that staff receive a high level of training so we are more able to help your child succeed in school and in life.

We are committed to raising achievement and enabling all pupils to achieve their full potential. We support them through a personalised, engaging, and relevant curriculum which helps to overcome a complex range of barriers to learning.

Children are always our priority, and we constantly work to develop and improve our core knowledge and skills to support our pupils so that they can make a manageable and meaningful successful transition to work, college, and adult life.

Staff qualification and selection

At Outcomes First Group we make a real commitment to training and developing our staff. Our training is focussed on the needs of the specific services as well as the individual employee and the company. We recognise that training, learning and developing our staff is key to delivering high quality services and to the success of our company.

Our commitment is to guarantee that all employees complete mandatory, refresher and specialist training and have the opportunity to undertake developmental training opportunities.


Red Moor School
Red Moor School,
Churchtown Farm,
PL30 5BT


01726 219 472



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Laura Horne

DFEE Registered number

Length of school year

39 weeks

Age range

5-16 years old

Number on roll

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