What Our Parents Say...

"The school has a community/family feel. The school clearly follows its values and this is clear in the staff behaviours"

"Kingfisher is a brilliant school, my daughter is happy and confident in school, and she has made amazing progress. All the children enjoy all the activities.  Family inclusive days are fantastic, we had a great time"

"I really value the hard work and effort and enthusiasm of every member of staff who make the school as outstanding as it is. My son absolutely loves going, he is happy here and safe"

"Kingfisher helps my son to be the best he can be"

"My son is safe and happy, he is well known and they have created a learning environment that meets his needs.  Every individual need is met, I have regular meetings to discuss his progress"

"My child improves in his learning day to day"

"Fantastic school. My little boy is very happy and progressing fabulously"

"We feel a massive part of Kingfisher since September! Everyone is a joy to be around and make us feel so welcome. Since September our daughter has come on so much and this wouldn't be possible without your fantastic staff"

"I feel happy knowing my son is in an environment where he is well looked after but also loved and gets lots of stimulus"

"Kingfisher shows dedication and devotion to my child.  Their kindness and support to us as a family is great"

"Everyone is very helpful"

"My son loves coming to school, which tells us everything"

"The staff are amazing and the class team are incredible in the way they teach and care for all the children. What an amazing teacher and a credit to the school.  A massive thank you for our son's class for all you do for our son!"

"Home school book is a good source of communication"

"Good communication and help and advice"

"It's such a happy environment"

"The website is very useful and informative - good range of different activities to choose from"

"I have received so much help and support from school over the years"

"We are very happy with the level of teaching as Ofsted stated - it's outstanding"

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our son loves his school and looks forward to going every morning"

"School involves parents in all stages"

"My child has excelled all our expectations since she started school, they teach us as well as our child"

Message from the Executive Principal 

Welcome to Kingfisher Special School’s website, the only Primary School in Oldham for children with complex and severe learning needs – a place of learning. Kingfisher Special School is part of Kingfisher Learning Trust. We hope that the information provided gives you an insight into the practice and provision of the school and the values and vision that underpin our work. At the top of each page are the ‘Learning Links’ of the school to help you navigate your way around.

We continuously develop our provision with a clarity of expectation in terms of high aspirations for the children and underpinning rationales for what we do and why we do it. We put a lot of thought into how we can help children get ready for learning, supported by a clear vision and strong values-set to which we all sign up, and a collaborative ethos – working as a team across school and beyond in partnership with many professionals such as health colleagues.

With Best Wishes,        

Anne Redmond        


Message from the Head of School 

Can I extend the welcome to the website – I hope you all enjoy looking around the site and find it useful in gaining a clear insight into what we have to offer at Kingfisher Special School.

As Head of School it is my role to ensure that all pupils are ‘Safe, Happy Learners’. I have an overview of the whole school and its pupils and am the first point of contact for parents/carers who have any queries about their child’s learning or welfare. The safety of the children is a main priority at Kingfisher and as Safeguarding Lead it is my role to ensure that all pupils feel safe both at home and at school.

With the support of the school staff we endeavour to create optimum learning environments that match the learning needs of all pupils whilst offering an exciting, creative curriculum which allows the children to learn in the best way possible for them.

I would like to say a big thank you to parents and carers, past and present for their continued support for Kingfisher and I look forward to continuing forging relationships with you all.

Many Thanks,

Sue Caine