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Critchill School

In conjunction with:Somerset Parent Carer Forum


Critchill School is a small school that provides a calm and aspirational learning environment that delivers excellent education and support for around 80 pupils with severe and complex learning needs from Reception age children (4/5 years) right through to 19 years. All of our pupils have an EHCP and therefore our school has a wide range of different abilities. 

Each pupil's needs are carefully and sensitively met and all our pupils are fully included in the well-developed curriculum that we offer here at Critchill.

By using information from your Child’s EHCP, your child will be able to access a wide range of specialist provision and support, which may include rebound therapy, hydrotherapy and speech and language therapy or be offered cycle maintenance, animal husbandry or take part in group work i.e Forest School to enrich their learning opportunities.

We actively use Communicate in Print and Sign a long and we also use TEACCH strategies and interventions where appropriate.

We have an established transition programme and support those who are accessing our school for the first time with our Inclusion Team. We also give advice to mainstream schools.


When a placement is made at Critchill School, the Local Authority (LA) agree how much support the pupils require financially. This is done by looking at your child’s EHCP.

Support and Concerns

Here at Critchill, we know that communication is key in having a good relationship between the school and your child. There are three evenings a year where you will receive a progress report about your child. We have an open door policy in our school should you have any queries about your child we will always discuss changes in the level support your child may receive. Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of our team and we will endeavour to talk through any problems that you may have.

We also offer a pack to parents who are thinking of sending their child to Critchill. It includes more in depth information about how our school works in regards to tracking the progress that your child will make and also about the wonderful services that we provide.