If you would like to request a paper copy of any of our policies please contact us (here) or call 0151 480 9000

Accessibility Plan
Admissions & Exclusions

All young people at Newlands Hey School with have an ECHP plan and a diagnosis of Autism. Most of our young people also have additional or complex needs and may also have additional medical needs.

We seek to support our pupils through their issues and understand that many behavioural challenges are due to their complex autism and communication difficulties. It would be an extremely rare event that we would make a decision to end a placement for any of our young people at Newlands Hey School.

However, this remains a possibility that we as a school would need to have a plan if this eventuality were ever to arise.

We would do everything that we can do to prevent getting to the point of exclusion. Firstly, we believe that good communication with families is the best way to prevent any situation escalating and this would be our first port of call. A meeting will be called with family and the pupil if this was appropriate to involve them. Newlands Hey School would be looking for solutions to any difficulties. We would involve the young person’s Local Authority and any external support professionals involved in their care. Ways to prevent any possible disruption of placement would be actively sought.

Only in the rare case where no agreement on the young person’s continued placement at Newlands Hey School is found to resolve the issue would a notice be served to end the placement. The young person’s family can appeal this decision and the facts will be considered by IDEM Living Ltd. IDEM Living’s executive’s decision is final.

See Policy for Admissions Policy for Disruption of Placement

Behaviour and Values

We offer a warm, patient and supportive environment for all our young people. Respect and value is at the heart of all we do and this together with a consistent understanding of Autism and the potential impact of ASC on a young person informs our approach and values.

Newlands Hey School’s Policy for Promoting Good Behaviour reflects our understanding of ASC and is at all times supportive rather than punitive.

See Policy for Promoting Good Behaviour

Complaints Policy

Newlands Hey School seeks to work in an honest, transparent and collaborative manner with all of our families and stakeholders. We wish to hear the views from others as this is the way we can improve our educational offer. Often thinks can be resolved through communication and dialogue to raise any concerns and have these concerns addressed promptly. Knowing who to speak to and that they will be listened to and all concerns addressed is important knowledge for families.

See Policy for Complaints

Disruption of Placement
Equality & Diversity

Newlands Hey School celebrates diversity and promotes equality. Our respect for equality is demonstrated through not only our policies and procedures but is evident in our learning resources. Newlands Hey School promotes through its resources and visual displays our support for Equal marriage and Transgender issues are understood to eliminate potential discrimination.

See Policy for Equal Opportunities and Diversity Statement


Mr Andy Palmer – Safeguarding Lead

Ms Helen Turner – Health and Safety Competent Person

Mr Steve Powell – Compliance

Mr Anthony Gerrity – Financial Governance

Mr Rob Gillespie – Managing Director

Health and Safety

Newlands Hey School complies with the highest regulatory recommendations for Health and Safety and in many cases exceeds these floor standards.

Newlands Hey School has an external Competent Person to oversee all Health and Safety compliance at school, Ms Helen Turner (CMIOSH, NEBOSH Dip 6, IFSM, CIEH and STA accredited trainer).

Our Kitchen which prepares freshly homemade food everyday has just gained 5 Stars for hygiene and food preparation.

See Policy for Health and Safety

Local Offer

Click here to view our Local Offer

For all enquiries on the Local Offer, please contact Knowsley’s Information Service on 0151 443 3247 or by email at

Have a look at their website here – Knowsley Local Offer.

Modern Slavery

Newlands Hey School is aware of its obligations to prevent and report any suspicions that there may be Modern Slavery in any of its supply chains.

See Policy for Modern Slavery

OFSTED Reports

We had our first Ofsted Report on 5th and 6th October 2016. You can view and download the report below.

Newlands Hey Ofsted Report October 2016

This page will be updated whenever we receive a new report. If you would like a paper copy of any reports, use our Contact Page or call us on 0151 480 9000 to request one.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an amount set aside for Children that are Looked After to help close the gap in their learning. Application for Pupil Premium is made during PEP meetings and allocated with agreement with the young person’s Social Worker.

See Policy for Pupil Premium


Newlands Hey School is a ‘safe’ school where the Safeguarding of young people is at the forefront of all we do. All staff are aware of their obligations under ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) and we take a proactive approach to maintaining a safe environment.

See Policy for Safeguarding

SEN + Values

Newlands Hey School provides a varied and exciting enrichment programme for SMSC. Our pupils enjoy off site trips including to cinema, churches, museums, art galleries, temples and local parks and amenities.

Each pupil will have their engagement with SMSC monitored and documented in their own evidence file to demonstrate the high quality of SMSC available at Newlands Hey School.

See Policy for SMSC


Newlands Hey School is mindful of its obligations to promote Fundamental British Values to all our young people. Newlands Hey School recognises the benefits to promoting individual respect and value of others; respect for the law of the land and the value of democracy.

Newlands Hey School track FBV within every lesson and can demonstrate how these values are made relevant to our young people.

All our staff are trained in ‘The Prevent Duty’ and understand the signs to look for in the case of potential radicalisation of our learners.


Term Dates

Academic year 2019/2020

Autumn term 2019

Monday 2 September – Friday 20 December.

Monday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Inset

Half term

Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November

Spring term 2020

Monday 6 January – Friday 3 April

Friday 10th January Inset Friday 6th March Inset

Half term

Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February


Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April

Summer term 2020

Monday 20 April – Monday 20 July

Monday 20th July Inset

Half term

Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May