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Christmas Jumper Day 2022

Bleasdale School are taking part in Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 8th December, 2022.  Pupils can wear anything Christmas related – socks, blankets, jumpers or t-shirts – and we are now able to donate online by following the link below:

Bleasdale School Nominated for Creative School of the Year Award

Everyone at Bleasdale School is extremely proud to announce that we are finalists in Education Today’s ‘Creative School of the Year Award’. This nomination has come from the work that we do to engage our pupils through live musical soundscapes created by a professional musician.

Winter Wonderland – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, 2022

This weekend we will be holding our first Winter Wonderland, inviting the public to enjoy a magical trail through our grounds.  There will be lights, games, activities, refreshments and the all important visit to Father Christmas.  Further details are in the flyer below.

Winter Wonderland Flyer

LPPA Reaccreditation

We are proud to announce that we have been successful in being reaccredited for the Leading Parent Partnership Award following our reassessment last week.  By forming effective and positive relationships with parents/carers and working together enables our pupils to achieve great things!

Another Outstanding Ofsted Report

The pupils and staff at Bleasdale School are delighted that their residential provision has once again been rated Outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection by Ofsted.  The school in Silverdale which is part of Lancashire County Council and caters for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties currently has 34 pupils on roll.  The inspectors found that “Children receive high-quality individualised care and support from dedicated staff who know them exceptionally well. This helps children flourish from their individual starting points. They have continued to improve their skills in communication, socialisation and independence. The experience of staying at the residential provision enhances children’s life opportunities. They engage in a variety of activities in the local and wider community. Children mix with their peers in well-organised activities. This maximises their opportunities to grow and develop and helps to prepare them well for their future adult lives.” 

Head Teacher, Kairen Dexter, said she was extremely proud of all the staff and pupils and the Outstanding rating was an accolade for their continuing support and hard work.

Donation from Silverdale Masonic Lodge

On Friday 4 February, Silverdale Lodge Worshipful Master John Gunson, accompanied by Charity Steward, Alan Thompson and Peter Mason presented us with a cheque for £1,000. The donation is to assist with the sourcing of a replacement vehicle with disabled access equipment.

The vehicle will have a tailgate and a number of removable seats which will give plenty of space to accommodate our young people that are in wheelchairs. The minibus will be used to take the children to a variety of destinations such as local parks, museums, travel points, stations and shopping centres. Other educational visits also include local farms, the seaside, theatre and sensory centres.

Visit from Morecambe Bay Food Bank

Class 14-16 today got a visit from staff at our local food bank in Morecambe. Our visitors were delighted to receive 5 large hampers that parents and carers of our pupils had donated. Class 14-16 pupils decorated and parcelled the hampers before delivery. We would like to thank all our parents and carers for their generous donations.

Crocus planting with Carnforth Rotary Club

This week for their Outdoor Learning lesson, class 14 to 16 have been planting crocus bulbs with the local Rotary C
lub. This was a great opportunity for our pupils to work with members from our community.

Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.

Planting the purple crocus corms by Rotary and many community groups is a great way of getting active, having fun and talking to lots of different people about the need to eradicate the life threatening and disabling polio virus.

Pupils enjoyed their experience of working with the Rotary Club and are eagerly awaiting for the bulbs to flower over spring



Inclusive play park opening

Our brand new, fully inclusive play park was opened in early June 2019 by Morecambe FC’s goalkeeper Barry Roche following a fundraising drive by the school.  The brightly coloured structure contains two slides, a swing set, roundabout and a shallow climbing ramp.  The plan is to make it available to pupils, parents and siblings after school and during the holidays.  For more information, please copy and paste the link below into your browser

Leader’s creativity has opened up to the school and residential sites to wider and more effective use, ensuring that pupils benefit from an enriching and stimulating curriculum

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Contact Us

Acting Headteacher: Mrs Kirsty Ashton

Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire

For general enquiries, please contact the School Office on the telephone number below.  Your query will be dealt with by Elisa Tidman.


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