Introducing Crowdys Hill School. 

We are an all-through specialist provision for pupils aged 5 to 19 years old. Our wonderful pupils have social, communication and language needs, with learning difficulties. 
Many of our pupils have other complex needs, such as autism, ADHD, medical and physical impairments which may mean that they can't access mainstream schools. 

About us 

We hope that this website gives you a flavour of what our school is all about. We value inclusion, equality, and communication for all. 
We have developed the school over the past few years to become a well regarded specialist provision, with a good success rate in terms of pupil outcomes. 
Many of our pupils are academically and developmentally well below their age expectations (developmental milestones) on entry to the school, whether this is in year 1 or year 7.  
From year 11 onwards, pupils have the opportunities to take externally accredited exams, and we have been very successful in ensuring that pupils all leave with suitable qualifications, ranging from Entry level 1 to GCSE or Level 1. 

Crowdys Hill School Staffing Information 

Click on the links below for the relevant information: 
Any general queries, pupil absence, event information - please call reception - 01793 332400. 
Any safeguarding queries regarding pupils to any staff listed below: 
Mrs Orchard, Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - 
Mrs Sprules, Deputy Safeguarding Lead - 
Mrs Baptiste, Assistant Head - 
Mrs Hibbard Assistant Head - 
Mrs Higham, Headteacher - 
Mrs North, Assistant Head - 
Mrs Pleasant, Early Years Lead - 
Mrs Russell, Assistant SENCo - 
Any safeguarding issues regarding adults: Mrs Higham, Headteacher - 
Any questions about: 
Annual Reviews, Exams, Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Backhouse - 
Attendance Worries - Mrs Sprules - 
Free School Meals, Parentpay, Parents Evening, Uniform - Mrs Topp - 
Health and Safety/Site Procedures/Finance - Mr Winchester - 
Interventions or specific educational support - Mrs Orchard - 
Medical needs, allergies, dietary - Mrs Johnson-Snook- 
School Dinners: Mrs Franklin, Catering Manager - 
Primary specific: Mrs Hibbard - 
Secondary specific: Mrs North - 
Sixth Form specific: Mrs Baptiste - 
Chair of Governors: Mr Poole - 

School Uniform and Equipment 

It is our policy that all students should wear uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. This: 
promotes a sense of pride in the school; 
engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school; 
is practical and smart; 
identifies the students with the school; 
prevents students from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class; 
makes students feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance; 
is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents; 
is designed with health and safety in mind. 
School uniform available only through the school and compulsory: uniform consists of Primary (purple) and secondary (navy blue) sweatshirt; and polo shirt with logo available from the school. Cardigans and hoodies are also available with our logo on. 
Uniform available from other sources: Primary/Secondary- Black trousers or black jogging pants. Black long shorts, preferably tailored. Black knee length skirt. Black shoes or trainers, some logo/ colour allowed but must be mostly black. Coats should be provided in cold weather. Hoodies, other than our uniform ones, are not permitted in school and will be kept by the tutor until the end of the day. 

School Meals 

All our meals are cooked on site by our Catering Manager – Nicki Franklin. She can be contacted at the school if you have any questions or queries about our school meals. 
School Meals cost £2.20 a day or £11.00 for the week. 
Jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings are available everyday. 
Fresh fruit and yoghurts are available everyday. 
Gluten Free Options are available. 
All gravy is vegetarian and gluten free. 
To see menus, order food and pay please log onto the ParentPay website (using the login details provided by the school). 

Our Aims 

Our focus is on developing communication, independence, creativity, functional skills, and knowledge which can be used to allow them to reach their goals. 
Please have a browse around this site. We value your feedback. If you can't find what you are looking for, or would like to discuss aspects of the school or arrange a visit, please use the contact page to get in touch, or call reception on 01793 332400. 
Kate Higham, Headteacher. 


2020 (26) 
2021 (23) 
2022 (30) 
New College 
Horizons College 
Building Bridges 
Moved out of Borough 
2021 - NEET students (i.e.- Young people not in employment, education or training) were Year 14 students who were impacted by the pandemic. All students were referred to the transition team for support from adult social care. 
Swindon Local Authority now provides 1:1 job coaches through their EET programme. The job coaches support the students into employment or voluntary work. 
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