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Welcome to Spring Hill School

Spring Hill High School is a Special School in Birmingham for students with social, emotional and mental health needs, mild to moderate learning difficulties and/or autism aged 11-19 years. Some of our students present with behaviour that challenges and we strongly believe that all behaviour is a form of communication.

OFSTED - Good ProviderWe are a small school that is registered for 50 students and this allows us to maintain some individual and small class teaching with a high ratio of teachers and teaching support assistants who get to know our students really well as individuals and personalise the learning for them. In October 2022 we were rated Good by OFSTED.

At Spring Hill High School, part of Gracebridge Care and Education, we recognise that our students have many barriers to learning and so we aim to

deliver a curriculum that offers motivation and purpose for each individual and builds on and celebrates each small step of progress.

Our curriculum is designed to give our students a breadth of quality learning experiences that enrich their lives, whilst also building on key communication, functional, social and life skills that will better equip them for life outside and beyond Spring Hill High School.

We strongly value the relationship we have with our parents, carers and other professionals and recognise that effective partnerships are essential. So that we are best equipped to meet the diverse learning, communication and mental health needs of our students and support them to overcome or manage their barriers to learning.

Parents and carers are always most welcome into school to help or to discuss their child’s progress or any matters of concern.

We achieve this by providing a bespoke learning environment which provides a safe place for young people to mature and become more confident individuals.

Gary Edmunds - Head TeacherWe are extremely proud of our achievements. OFSTED noted that leaders ‘ have crafted a high quality and appropriate curriculum’ and that the ‘journey that students make from the moment they arrive at the school to the time they leave is considerable’.

We will continue to drive standards higher so the opportunities for our young people are maximised.

Gary Edmunds BA (Hons), NPQH
Head Teacher

Our Educational Approach

Our Approach

Spring Hill High School has a very personalised approach to education that focuses on the holistic development of the child. This simply means that the school develops, with the student and their parent/carer/foster carer/social worker, a personalised programme of education that is designed to meet the complex needs of the student. Our approach is child-centred and is based on elements of Social Learning Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Theory and to some extent the Psychologically Informed Environment(PIE).

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Curriculum Books For learning



At Spring Hill High School our aim is to provide learning opportunities that will develop our students to become responsible, respectful, confident, independent, young adults who make a positive contribution to, and are prepared for life beyond Spring Hill High School. We do this by making all students follow a personalised curriculum based on prior attainment data, CEM data, For Skills data,  student aspirations and challenging targets. All students will be actively involved in British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs.

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“Staff help pupils to successfully rearrange in education. Pupils benefit from an education that enables them to achieve meaningful qualifications. Pupils feel safe and well looked after Parents say it has turned their children’s lives around and they now come to school happily and want to come every day. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. Pupils learn about relationships as well as keeping themselves physically and mentally healthy”

Ofsted 2022

Our Sites

Spring Hill High school is a unique school that is split across four sites

Spring Hill High School is located approximately five miles (8 kilometres) north east of Birmingham City Centre and two miles (3 kilometres) from Sutton Coldfield.

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Wood End Lane

Building confidence so that each student is prepared for transition into further learning, employment or training in the community.
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Orchard Road School

Orchard Road

A  very nurturing environment that helps students to access education.
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Slade Road School

Slade Road

To care, nurture and educate in a safe environment where students find it difficult to cope in groups.
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Hunton Road

Hunton Road

Peer interactions and plenty of encouragement throughout the school day, within group based lessons.
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