Highbury is classified by the Local Authority as a generic special school which caters for children with a wide range of learning needs and/or disabilities from age 4-11 whose needs cannot be fully met within a mainstream setting. We believe that every school is special in some way and that what stands Highbury apart is the specialist nature of the provision we offer.

Admission to our school is arranged in consultation with the Local Authority SEN team, they can be contacted on 01422 394414 or All children who attend Highbury must have an Education Health Care Plan (EHC).

If your child is currently in a school or setting, you will need to arrange a review of their EHC plan with the SEN team and the person who leads on special needs, usually known as the SENCO. If you and professionals working with your child agree that your child needs access to specialist provision the Local Authority will consult with the Head teacher at Highbury to see if Highbury have the provision and capacity to meet your child’s needs.

If you are struggling to navigate this process , please speak to your child’s SENCO, portage worker, the SEN team or someone from the support groups SENDIASS or Unique Ways (01422 343090 or

We hold regular open events throughout the year where families can come and learn more about Highbury and view the provision. If you would like more information on how to attend an open evening please contact the school office at