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An enriching journey to individual success

  • The early years provision is a strength of the school. Teachers’ high aspirations, clearexpectations and effective planning help children get off to a good start.
  • The school works closely with other agencies to keep pupils safe.
  • There is absolute clarity between the multi-academy trust board, local governing body and senior leaders around roles and responsibilities.
  • The school carries out comprehensive risk assessments to make sure pupils are safe both in school and when out on trips and visits.
GHS Testimonials

|   A Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to the George Hastwell School website and thank you for taking the time to visit our site. On these pages you will find a wide range of information about our school, what we offer and what life is like here for our students.

George Hastwell is a 2 - 19 special school located on Walney Island, serving the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness and much of the Furness Peninsular. All of our pupils have severe or profound learning difficulties, and some have associated complex needs.

Our pupils are talented and enthusiastic, and we have high expectations for them. We aim to develop them as individuals, and to foster independence throughout the curriculum and beyond. We provide practical learning opportunities in and around the school and in the community to help learners to apply and generalise their skills.

Kind regards
Rachel Slattery

|   Our Vision & Values

At GHS, we want our pupils to reach their full potential.

This also involves helping them to develop into positive members of our community. In order to achieve this we have developed our Values based Education.

Our goal is to permeate these core values into every aspect of our school; underpinning our curriculum and our ethos. In doing this we aim to develop our pupils understanding of their local communities and the wider community of Britain.

|   Proudly Presenting

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| MOVE Award

The MOVE Programme is an activity based practice that enables disabled children and young adults to gain independent movement.

It uses the combined approach of education, therapy and family knowledge to teach the skills of sitting, standing, walking and transitioning between.

The programme’s central philosophy is that movement is the foundation for learning.