Visions and Values

Highfurlong School is a co-educational community special school, judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2018 and caters for pupils aged 2-19 with a wide range of special educational needs. These include 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.

‘Our children are at the heart of everything we do, we want our pupils and staff to be the best they can be and we want to be one of the best schools in the country’

Our vision for our school is to be the best resourced provider in the area/country, with state of the art facilities, approximately 80 pupils on roll, meeting a wide variety of need. The school will offer education of the highest possible quality delivered by an amazing team of highly skilled staff.

Teaching and learning is and will continue to be enjoyable and fun and is of the highest possible standards, so the children and young people will be the ‘best they can be’. Highfurlong School will work with families, other professionals, colleagues and the wider community to realise our vision. Happy pupils, happy staff, happy families and outstanding progress for all.

‘It is a joy to just stand in the school and feel the goodness coming out of it.’ (Ofsted 2014)

In summary, as an outstanding school, we are not afraid to move forward. Our culture and ethos is one of continual improvement and high aspiration – ‘to be the best we can be’ in every aspect of our work. Highfurlong sets itself apart by continuing to develop and deliver the very best provision with a wide range of innovative processes.

Working together as a team we believe with the ‘child at the heart’ of everything we continue to deliver outstanding achievements. We ‘Inspire, Challenge, Believe’ and with our ‘can do’ attitude we succeed.

‘We can, We will, We do’