Admissions & School Day


Highfurlong School is a special school academy in Blackpool, providing education for pupils aged 2-19 with a wide range of special educational needs.

Our pupils have special educational needs including complex medical conditions; physical disabilities; profound and multiple learning difficulties (including multi-sensory impairment and visual/hearing impairment); speech, language and communication difficulties; moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.   Pupils attending the school all have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or are in the assessment process for one.

Pupils follow a personalised curriculum and have an Personal Learning Plan (PLP).   A statutory review of the EHCP is held annually, where the child’s progress is discussed with parents and other professionals and targets set for the following year.

Highfurlong School’s admissions are managed through the Local Authority (LA) Blackpool Council.

Admission to the school is by referral from Blackpool Council. Parents are encouraged to visit the school to inform their choice; to arrange a visit of interest or non-preferential visit. Please contact Blackpool Council’s SEND Team or visit their website Blackpool Local Offer.  Please note we are unable to arrange visits to school without a referral from Blackpool Council.

Blackpool Local Offer / SEND Team
PO Box 4,
Town Hall,
Municipal Buildings,

Telephone: 01253 476602 
Email: send@blackpool.gov.uk 
Website: www.fyidirectory.co.uk

School Day

The school day begins with a staggered drop off from 8.50 to 9.15.  This is due to the majority of pupils being bused in using local authority transport.

The school day ends with a staggered pick up from  3.10 to 3.30.  This is due to the majority of pupils being bused home using local authority transport.

Our school week is 31.40 hours per week.