Inscape House School

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Inscape House School supports young people aged 5 to 19 who have autism and associated communication needs.  


At Inscape it’s our vision to provide a learning environment that places our young people at the heart of everything we do, where they feel valued and can thrive. Our mission is to champion their rights, needs and ambitions. 


We support young people to reach their full potential, by understanding that they have a distinct way of thinking and perceiving the world. 


Our creative approach allows us to inspire and engage students in activities that are suited to their individual needs and personalities, because we can personalise our provision to meet the unique needs of each learner. 


Inscape House School is part of the Together Trust, a charity that provides care, special education and support to vulnerable children, young people and adults across the North West. Our campus, based in Cheadle, is an environment that enables learning, maximises independence and celebrates all of our student’s achievements. 


Accredited by the National Autistic Society, we provide holistic learning programmes shaped to fit each student and delivered by our skilled multidisciplinary staff team. We live and breathe Together Trust’s values. We are positive, professional, passionate and supportive. 

We use an eclectic and flexible approach. We believe this is necessary to support the development of the young people who study with us. Our teaching reflects the individual needs of all our students. 


Alongside championing our students’ academic progress, we help them to understand their emotions and develop coping strategies.Our approach helps our students achieve positive outcomes. 


The distinct and differing needs of our students guide our style of teaching and learning. This means that our curriculum is varied and we use a range of effective approaches to support our young people and enable them to learn. 


We teach in small class groups of no more than eight students. The group size will depend on age and key areas, such as level and style of communication. Students may have individualised timetables and one-to-one tuition, balanced with small group work or whole group activities. 


Our students are here to prepare for the future they want. We’re here to help make that happen. Step by step, we help our learners conquer their barriers, go beyond their expectations and own their unique success. We do this through our bespoke curriculum. 

We offer a broad range of subjects centred on the national curriculum. At Key Stage 4 and 5 (14 to 19 years-old) students have the opportunity to complete a range of different qualifications through nationally recognised awards. Alongside our academic curriculum, we also teach communication, social and life skills. 


Each class group has a teacher and typically two educational assistants who will work with the students on a daily basis. We also have specialist teachers for different areas of the curriculum. 

Age 5 to 19 years
Cost For further information regarding admissions, please contact us on 0161 283 4750 or visit visit and search ‘admissions’
Referral details We welcome contact from parents/carers and professionals who are seeking places for young people at the school, as it gives us the opportunity to explain more about ourselves and to answer any questions that you may have.Further information regarding admissions to Inscape House School can be found at or for more information or to arrange a visit please contact our reception on 0161 283 4750 or email us at .
Special provisions • All Inscape staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and an induction program on enrolment which is assessed against national standards. This mandatory programme of training is refreshed on an annual basis and includes training on Safeguarding/POVA, Data Protection, Whistle blowing, Equality and Diversity as well as PROACT SCIPr-UK® training which focuses upon de-escalation techniques. This is followed by an extensive programme of continuing professional development available to all staff across the organisation.• Our school is a special school that specialises in autism. Our staff are well trained - training content covers not only knowledge of autism but also the various methodologies we use in school such as TEACCH as well as other related areas e.g. Sensory Integration, Speech & Language Therapy, PECS etc.• Inscape House School offers a particularly high level of input from therapists very experienced in working with individuals across the ASC spectrum. In addition to school based Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy , Psychology and Positive Behaviour Support we have close links with health professionals such CAMHS, Social Care, Information, Advice and Support Service(IASS) etc.• Some of our pupils have additional needs such as epilepsy / dyslexia etc. All staff are trained in the administration of medication, first aid, epilepsy awareness. When required, staff will undergo further training in required areas and are given further support, training and guidance as and when needed. • Throughout the year there are weekly training / awareness sessions which focus on a variety of relevant SEND issues.• Our staff hold additional qualifications such as MA’s in Autism, PG Dip’s in SEN / Autism, Sleep Counselling, Intensive Interaction, Dyslexia, Reading Recovery, PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor/Monitor etc.• The Continuing Professional Development of staff takes place throughout the year in the form of supervisions and appraisals.• The school is an NAS (National Autistic Society) accredited school. We are also Asdan, CIE and AQA and OCR approved, a member of SSAT and have achieved PQASSO Level 2 and Investors in People.
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SEN type
  • Cognition and learning
  • Behaviour, emotional and social
  • Communication and interaction
  • Sensory or physical
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- School Term Time- Monday to Friday 8:55am to 3:00pm

Monday 8:55am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 8:55am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:55am - 3:00pm
Thursday 8:55am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:55am - 3:00pm

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