Our Culture and Ethos

We are committed to providing a nurturing, safe and ambitious learning environment that supports every young person to achieve lifelong skills through a diverse learner centred curriculum.

Respectful and supportive relationships are at the heart of all we do; we value every member of the school community equally.
Through bespoke curriculums tailored towards each individual pupil’s needs, experiences, interests and strengths we foster a love for learning and support our young people to achieve their full potential.

As an educational setting our main aim is to prepare our pupils to make a positive contribution towards society by giving our students the skills they need to be successful, resilient and inspirational young adults.
Linton schools purpose is to improve the quality of life for our young people both now, and in the future, ‘building our futures together’.

Our School

Linton School is an independent special school for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties for both boys and girls aged 8-18 years old. The school is registered for up to 12 learners and consists of 4 small classes to provide a nurturing environment to develop and progress throughout their learning journey.

We are a trauma informed school that is able to support children and teenagers who suffer with trauma or mental health problems and whose troubled behaviour acts as a barrier to learning.

Located in rural Preston we therefore benefit from some amazing outdoor space where we develop our outdoor, equestrian and horticulture skills. All the staff at Linton School are committed to creating a setting which not only focuses on academic success, but also provides our learners opportunities to develop their social, communication and independent skills.

The Vision

Linton School provides a safe, nurturing learning environment to provide skills for lifelong opportunities, which gives the young people an ambitious outlook towards their future.

The vision drives everything we do and will be achieved through:

  • Outdoor enrichment activities to promote life skills through play, nurture and teamwork.
  • Promoting independence, patience and listening skills through Equestrian lessons.
  • Multi-disciplinary links from both internal and external companies to provide a bespoke, broad and balanced curriculum that develops the education of our pupils.
  • Empowering each learner to achieve their personal goals and develop a lifelong love of learning.
  • A positive and ambitious school environment that promotes learning for all.
  • Offering a broad range of learning experiences within the curriculum that values academic attainment as well as developing social skills, experiences and resilience.

Our Values & Aims

Linton School provides a safe, nurturing learning environment to provide skills for lifelong opportunities, which gives the young people an ambitious outlook towards their future.

Our core values are those of respect, curiosity, resilience and independence with a willingness and want to learn.

  1. We will treat others with the respect that they deserve.
  2. We will endeavour to give each pupil the curiosity to explore and challenge themselves throughout their learning.
  3. We will promote active learning and pupil choice in order to foster individuality.
  4. We will strive to be a resilient learning community with a willingness and want to learn.

Our Aims:

  • To create a stimulating environment which reflects our values and promotes a sense of self-worth and community.
  • To build strong collaborative partnerships with families and the local community.
  • To provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that combines excellence in teaching with enjoyment of learning.
  • To recognise and plan for a range of learning styles and interests, to ensure all children have equal access to the curriculum enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • To promote life-long learning through high quality continual professional development for all staff and by developing a learning culture throughout the school.
  • To promote social, cultural, moral and spiritual development, supporting pupils and staff to become confident and responsible members of society.
  • To establish an atmosphere in which each child has a positive self-image and where individual achievements are valued by all.
  • To include all members of the school community in the process of school improvement and self-evaluation.

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