SEMH and Autism Specialist School in Cheshire
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Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Principal's Welcome

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to be happy and to thrive in school.  High Peak School offers a safe and calm environment where children can be themselves and their families can feel as much a part of the community as the pupils themselves.  

We want every child to leave High Peak school with the knowledge and skills to be confident, able young people with high aspirations to achieve their own personal goals.  We aim for each child to interact and participate as active, capable members of their own community.

Rachel Boylan, Principal.

Meet the team

We are a specialist primary and secondary school supporting children with an autism diagnosis and associated social and communication needs in a bespoke and nurturing environment.

Our specialist multi-disciplinary team of leaders, carers, therapists and educationalists work seamlessly together. They teach and proactively support children who have been subjected to adverse childhood experiences, including trauma, toxic stress and associated mental wellbeing difficulties, aiming to break the cycle of adversity.

We support autistic children and young people and those who have communication and sensory difficulties. The environment and teaching approaches are bespoke and tailored to ensure our children and young people thrive and can develop their self-esteem.

High Peak is a healthy, happy and safe environment that makes a positive difference to the children within our care.  We have high expectations of ourselves and our children so we can all reach our true potential. Through our nurturing and therapeutic approach we will enable all our children to leave as successful, valued and independent people.   

Read our High Peak School vision and values here.

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Get to know us

  • Specialist Autism School

    Specialist Autism School

  •  Outdoor Curriculum Offer

    Outdoor Curriculum Offer

  • Strong Performing Arts opportunities

    Strong Performing Arts opportunities

  • On-site clinical and therapeutic team

    On-site clinical and therapeutic team

  • Small residential home on-site

    Small residential home on-site

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  • "How you have managed to organise an emergency stay for 12 kids in this short time, and for them to settle like this, is amazing, I should know I used to work in children's homes."

    Local Resident

  • "My child has been doing really well of late and this is linked to his family time as well as excellent support and care from your staff team."

    Social Worker

  • “High Peak is a safe space and the consistency in approach, routines and boundaries there means children feel at ease.”

    Social Worker

  • “My child has made improvements in being able to regulate their emotions, and to reflect on how their behaviours can impact others.”

    Social Worker

  • “My child enjoys living at High Peak, as its just a small group of a similar age children, and they do a lot of fun indoor and outdoor activities.”


  • "Communication from the home is always appropriate and professional.”



  • “I would like to thank High Peak for the care and commitment they show, he is happy and settled and continues to make steady progress”.

  • "He has made progress in all areas of his life over the past year, from managing better in school, to developing friendships, playing alongside others as well as emotionally maturing.”

    Social Worker

  • “The staff team do a good job at keeping the children safe and meeting their needs.”

    Social Worker

  • “My child has changed so much with the caring environment you have created. We are so glad we chose this school.”


  • “Thank you very much. We are absolutely thrilled. We can’t thank you enough. This will be absolutely wonderful for her. Thank you for all your help and support.”


  • "You have got a good measure of our child and we really like your straightforward, no-nonsense approach with her. Our child responds well to such consistent and firm boundaries. We are sure they will do well with you all at High Peak. Thank you."


  • "We are delighted with the progress our daughter is making and in such a short time too!"


  • "Thanks for all the support you have given our child, particularly over these last few days, it really is appreciated.”