Aurora Keyes Barn School

Special needs catered for

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivitiy Disorder (ADHD).

Specialist facilities

The two classrooms are kitted out with an ICT suite, which pupils make use of in a number of lessons and during their break times. Within our breakout areas we have a music space, with guitars and an electronic drum set which pupils are open to use.

We have a number of outdoor areas. Our soft area has a climbing frame and trampoline which pupils can use during the summer. For the winter months we have a hard court area around the school where some pupils ride their scooters or play ball games. We’ve also got a horticultural area, where pupils get involved in maintaining and growing vegetables and plants.

In addition to the facilities on site, the pupils are provided with access to a range of Sports and Outdoor Education centres within the local area. 

Support services provided

All pupils have access to a broad, balanced and differentiated National Curriculum. Class sizes are small, enabling pupils to receive a more focused and personalised education, which also allows for individual targets to be monitored more closely.

Programmes of personalised delivery are then laid out. To encourage the development of pupil's confidence, personal as well as academic skills are nurtured.

General environment

The school is situated in Salwick near Preston in a converted barn. Salwick is a largely rural village between Kirkham and Preston in Lancashire. The main part of the school is based in a converted barn, with two additional classrooms, a multipurpose room and break out areas positioned alongside it which can cater for up to 20 pupils.


Aurora Keyes Barn School
Station Road,


01772 673 672 



[email protected] 



Diana de Nooijer

DFEE Registered number

Length of school year

Age range

5-12 years

Number on roll

Type of school

Day school.



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