Pupils love coming to school. They say that members of staff are ‘amazing’, ‘friendly’ and ‘kind’. Pupils feel respected and included in decisions that are made. Equally, pupils themselves are highly respectful of one another. – Ofsted 2018

Highfurlong Festive Catalogue

Due to us being unable to hold a Christmas Fair this year we had to think outside of the box to ensure our beautiful gifts could be made and sold. The best and safest solution was to create our catalogue.


Support for Blackpool residents during the COVID-19 crisis

Blackpool Council has created a community helpline for people in need of help, and for those who’d like to volunteer to help, during the coronavirus crisis.

Careers & Enterprise

Students engage in careers based opportunities by learning about work and learning through work. This begins in Early Years and is accessed by pupils at all stages in their development.

Computing and ICT

At Highfurlong, we believe that ICT and computing should give our students immediate access to a rich source of resources and materials.

Lead Inclusion School

Highfurlong School has been selected to be the Inclusion Lead School for Lancashire.


The importance of developing a love of literature and developing healthy reading habits and behaviours is integral to the curriculum. We encourage students to read for pleasure in addition to reading for learning.

Together We Can

The charity was established in November 2020 following the closure of the the Blackpool Bears Multi-Disability Sports Club.  It was set up by a number of parents and carers of individuals who had attended the “Bears” with the intention of providing of a similar service.

Remote Learning

If your child is absent from school we have put together a range of learning resources which can be accessed from home.

Enterprise Fayre

Christmas enterprise fayre cancelled

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Upcoming Events

Events at Highfurlong

We look forward to informing you of any upcoming events once restrictions are lifted.

Our Aspirations


All our students have aspirations and dreams of what they want their future to hold.  Our aim is to provide an enriched learning journey for each of them before they move to the next stage in their lives.  This video was fantastic fun to make but it comes with a clear message to all professionals who work for our students. Click on the picture to view our movie.

Each year we like to arrange something special for our students at Christmas time; Christmas 2019 was extra special.  Highfurlong enjoyed a visit for the BBC who filmed our celebrations for a report.  Students and staff enjoyed their Christmas dinner as a giant family down the corridors accompanied by piano playing, songs and Santa made an appearance too. Click on the picture to view the report.

Each summer, at the end of the academic year, the students perform a show for all of their parents.  Every child takes part and they put on an outstanding show for every visitor, always stepping up to the challenge.  We film the shows and share them on Seesaw to make sure each family gets the opportunity to see their child performing. Click on the picture to watch our latest summer show.


The Gift Box is our brand new enterprise shop.  Each year our students learn the basics of running a business, from planning a product, sourcing the materials, manufacturing it and eventually selling it to raise money for themselves. Those products are sold here in our shop.  Click on the picture to see a video of the opening.

Move Like Me

Funded through the Peter Harrison Foundation, and working in partnership with Highfurlong School (Blackpool), Slated Row School (Milton Keynes) and Budmouth Academy (Weymouth), young people have both co-designed and created a suite of online sport and physical activity videos, alongside some blogs to help inspire other young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to stay active over the summer. There are a range of sports and activities covered, including football, boxing, judo, athletics, cheerleading and Special Olympics Motor Activities Training.