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Eresby Special School

Eresby Special School maintains a caring and happy atmosphere where pupils can feel safe and are encouraged to achieve their personal best. Enabling them to leave school as confident, happy and independent as possible.


Eresby Enrichment & Extra curricular

We believe it is very important to extend learning outside of the classroom and ensure our pupils feel a valued member of the wider community. We also feel that these links will help benefit pupils' individual needs and help them to gain independence.

As the School is now a member of the David Ross Education Trust, we now have strong links with the other academies within the trust, in particular the ones also situated in the Lincolnshire area. Our academy status strengthens the opportunities available to all of our pupils by providing us with more links and partnerships. For more information about the trust visit 

We champion community awareness amongst our pupils. All partnerships and links help pupils to strengthen their community and cultural awareness.

Work experience

All students for whom it is appropriate in key stages 4 and 5 can take part in external work experience placements once a year. Students work in the local community supported by a member of staff from school for a week’s placement each year from year 10 -14. This gives them a valuable experience of the world of work and a chance to develop the social skills necessary. We also offer internal work placements giving pupils further opportunities to encounter the world of work. We have a range of partnerships with local business providers that further support our work experience programme.

Mini enterprise

Students in post 16, run mini enterprise activities which enables the students to develop their life and social skills, whilst also providing further community links. They will carry out market research, create a business plan alongside product design before making and selling their product in the local market place.


Eresby School has very strong links with Spilsby and is supported by businesses and the local community. We use the town to develop many skills for our students, from shopping for cooking resources to visiting the local churches and holding events in them. We are also looking to further support local community.


The school pool is used for swimming by all primary aged pupils. This develops and support vital motor skills that are especially beneficial to those who have physical disabilities. Older pupils access the facility to support their physical development and therapy programmes.

Sensory Studio

The school has a Sensory Studio for stimulating activities and self-regulation for pupils that requires a more sensory based curriculum. The area can also be used to support the computing curriculum for those that are working on a cause and effect. 

Life Skills Room

The Life Skills room provides all year groups with an environment that supports and develop key independent skills for living, such as preparing and storing healthy and nutritious meals, opportunities to develop everyday living experiences such as laundry, cleaning, organisation skills such as personal care and home care in a safe environment

Horticulture area

The horticultural area provides the pupils a space to grow their own produce  which can be used to support life skill lesson by using the produce in their weekly cooking lesson. They will also be provided with the opportunity to learn the knowledge of how food gets from the seed to plate. The area is accessible for all pupils and we have our own greenhouse, raised beds and garden area.

Outdoor Learning

We are fortunate to have a wide range of areas around the school that can be used to support the learning of all pupils, We have an Early Years play area, playground, playing field, sensory garden, bike track and areas adjacent to classrooms to extend into to develop learning and experiences.

School council

The School Council is made up from representatives from each class across the school.  They meet on a regular basis and organise fundraising events for the school and external charities.  The School Council members discuss relevant topics and give their views on different aspects of school life. It provides opportunity to promote student voice. 

Rebound Therapy

We have specialist trained members of staff and equipment to be able to deliver rebound therapy for pupils. This is provided weekly and supports pupils’ physical development, communication skills, regulation and behavioural support. 

Sensory Circuits

Pupils have a designated area where they can engage in different sensory circuits. This provides further support to regulate Pupils behaviours and this supports their engagement in learning across the school.

Attention Autism

We deliver attention Autism to pupils that require further support the development of early fundamental language skills including the awareness of others, attention, listening, shared attention, switching attention and turn taking through a set of visually enticing activities that encourage learners to come and pay attention, then stay and learn.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Pupils have the opportunity to encounter and participate in the experience of D of E award. Students will develop and learn skills to promote teamwork, social skills, map reading skills, independence skills such as outdoor cooking.

For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:

Shane Ward & Alex Green

To contact us please call head office:
01476 566 801