Supporting boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 19 years of age…

Who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs.


All pupils at Hillcrest Shifnal School will have access to an education that is personalised, engaging and will encompass a purposeful and balanced curriculum.

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The philosophy of our school is based upon principles which are holistic, inclusive, aspirational and progressive.

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Welcome to Hillcrest Shifnal School

Hillcrest Shifnal School is a Department for Education registered independent school that work with students aged 5-19 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, as well as other learning needs. The Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, Teachers and Instructors liaise closely with parents and carers to ensure the best outcomes for all of our learners.

By providing a small group settings, with a nurturing ethos, yet high academic aims for all of our students we aim to prepare our students for adult life, offering high quality learning yet emotional support throughout the curriculum.

Our school has a designated Primary and Secondary department, as well as an individualised Student Support Service that provides more intensive support and a 1:1 setting. Vocational subjects are taught within the school setting using our Vocational Block and we all access external provision to provide a range of different learning environments dependent on student need.

Hillcrest Shifnal School strive to provide learning experiences and opportunities that will enhance the lives of all the students we educate.

We are inclusive of all backgrounds and abilities with our key focus being learning through emotional intelligence and developing resilience within our students.


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