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Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form [Special School]

Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, United Kingdom DE4 4BN

Age Range & Fees

Age Range16 to 19
Annual Day Fees£68750 to £0
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£118750 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£185350 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
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0Full Board0
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Number of Staff

Full-time: 0
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Sara Forsyth


I am delighted to welcome you to Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Upper Site. We are exceptionally proud of every aspect of our school and homes, from the academic and social achievement of our learners, to the outstanding specialist intervention and support we can provide for young people in our classes and our care.

The school is set in rural Derbyshire with close transport links to the diverse cities of Derby and Sheffield and we specialise in working with young people with severe and complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs incorporating High Functioning Autism. We have over 25 years of nationally recognised skill and experience within the educational field of ASD and Communication and our team of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists is one of the largest in any school across the country. This, alongside our Mental Health Team provides us with an unrivalled level of expertise.

Our underpinning ethos of "Unconditional Positive Regard and fulfilment in life" guides all that we do and our outstanding outcomes, we believe, speak for themselves. We provide each young person with academic and social challenge through highly personalised, creatively designed programmes and curricula along with an extremely strong, well-established pastoral system of support, care and guidance. I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of our school, a school which I believe, gives young people an exceptional chance to fulfil their academic, social and independence potential.

Whilst I know that you will find the information in our prospectus interesting and informative, nothing gives you a better insight into the true ethos of a school and home than seeing it for yourself. We always welcome visitors to our school and I strongly recommend that you take time to see the school and homes.
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    What we offer

    • Agriculture/Horticulture
    • Business studies
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • Media/Film studies
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Sociology
    • English
    • French
    • Athletics
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fitness training
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Water sports
    • Canoeing
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horticulture
    • Rock climbing
    • Skiing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Brass
    • Guitar
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • Woodwind
    • Particular diets
    • Particular diets
    • Vegetarian
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Aspergers
    • Autism
    • Delicate/Medical
    • Language
    • Epilepsy
    • SEBD

    • * This school operates
        52 weeks in the year.

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
    • Report from previous school
    • Please apply to school
    • Residential assessment
    • Statement of needs
    • This is a Special School
    • Visit school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

      Accreditations and Affliations:

      • NASS Special Schools

      Religious Affliations:

      • All denominations welcome
      • No religious affiliation


      Teaching Languages:

      • English
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