What Our Parents Say...

"My child has made tremendous progress with his communication"

"My son has had an amazing year filled with plenty of fun learning activities"

"We really appreciate all the hard work and effort Kingfisher put into our child's development"

"It amazes me how well the staff know the children. Thank you for the help and support with my child's development"

"I have noticed a big improvement in my child's language and understanding - thank you to everyone involved in my son's learning"

"They hear parent's voices and we all work together!"

"My son feels safe and happy"

"They understand my child's needs"

"The staff have real passion for the children"

"Kingfisher is the only place after home we feel safe to leave our son"

"I tell everyone what a brilliant school this is"

"I always feel able to ring up about anything I need to know"

"Kingfisher has really helped my son"

"The environment for parents and children is great. My child is happy to come to school and reluctant to come home"

"Approachable if needed. Always have the child's best interests at heart"

"My child has progressed leaps and bounds at school, they are all doing a great job"

"Fantastic school - my child has progressed so well over the years"

"The staff are amazing, very polite and easy to approach"

"The time and consideration of each individual child is refreshing. A lot of effort is put in to get the best from our children"

"My child is happy to come to school every day"

"My child is so happy at Kingfisher, I appreciate everything the team does. I value how caring and loving the staff are"

"Absolutely amazing school. The way the staff are with the kids makes them feel safe, any problems are dealt with straight away. My boys love school!"

"The staff at Kingfisher are amazing, very supportive and understanding"

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