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

School Contact Information

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Headteacher's Welcome

Olsen House School is a very special place and I feel immensely proud to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful learning community. A welcoming, inclusive environment, visitors to Olsen often tell me that our school has the feel of an extended family, and nothing could make me feel more pleased. The warmth of the relationships we create is palpable and our ethos is one of caring, empathy and compassion. This gives us the foundations to establish the very high expectations that we have of every member of the Olsen House Team, staff and pupil alike.

Children feel safe and valued here. Diversity is enshrined in the school, and we value everybody for the unique gifts they bring. We will not tolerate bullying or discrimination and we guide our young people to make the positive decisions that will help them become successful and happy adults. Our curriculum is designed to engage our learners and to help them to take risks and explore, both in and out of the classroom. It provides excellent opportunities to develop their personal and social skills, whilst providing the pastoral and therapeutic support that they need.

Mick Simpson, Headteacher.

Meet the team

We are an independent specialist day school situated in the heart of the community in Sefton with excellent travel links across Merseyside.

The building is bright and welcoming with a variety of different learning spaces indoors and outdoors. Children and young people from diverse backgrounds come to the school because they cannot continue in mainstream education for various reasons.

Our school provides a safe learning environment for pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) with associated needs including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism (ASC) and moderate and specific learning difficulties (LD).  

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The school aims to prepare children and young people for the future through a modern curriculum that meets their individual needs and provides a nurturing environment where every young person is valued and supported.

There is also a specific part of the school, called the Olsen House Bluebird centre which supports young people who may have a primary diagnosis of autism.

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Get to know us

  •  Nurturing community

    Nurturing community

  • Specific Autism Provision

    Specific Autism Provision

  • Modern and Personalised Curriculum

    Modern and Personalised Curriculum

  • Autism Education Trust Qualified Staff

    Autism Education Trust Qualified Staff

  •  Individualised Qualification Offer for Each Young Person

    Individualised Qualification Offer for Each Young Person

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Testimonials

  • “The strong leadership of the Headteacher, ably supported by the deputy Headteacher, has created a clear vision and direction in driving the school forward.”

    Ofsted

  • “I just love the school. I had a feeling from the moment I came in that it’s the right place for us.”

    Parent

  • “Everything about this school is amazing.”

    Parent

  • "The school looks great, and it feels really calm."

    SEND Commissioner

  • “The children made some really good contributions and had some good discussions about lessons and behaviour. You can see the personal development work that you’re doing with them.”

    SEND Commissioner

  • “The children made some really good contributions and had some good discussions about lessons and behaviour. You can see the personal development work that you’re doing with them.”

    SEND Commissioner

  • "‘Thank you soooo much for everything! Thanks to the school staff for the amazing job they do."

    Parent

  • "‘Thank you to all the staff over the years for making his school years what they have been. He has had the best start…"

    Parent

  • "‘…I thank you from the bottom of my heart…you are all amazing and so supportive. May the school go from strength to strength – I will miss you all."

    Parent

  • “The staff communicate with me on regular basis which means everyone can best support my child.”

    Year 9 Parent

  • “Thank you for all you do for my child it is very much appreciated.”

    Year 10 Parent

  • “Thank you for all your support and hard work while supporting my child.”

    Year 10 Parent