Background and Vision

Cloughside College is a Group 3 (Hospital) Community Special School, and is administered by Bury Children’s Services Department. All of our students have mental health diagnoses and are referred to Prestwich Hospital for medical, psychiatric care with some sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Who are the young people we serve? Children or young people for whom 'education is provided at a community special school established in a hospital, or under any arrangements made by the local authority under section 19 of the 1996 Act (i.e. the Education Act 1996) exceptional provision of education, where the child is being provided with such education by reason of a decision made by a medical practitioner'.

Our vision is to provide a therapeutic blend of education and care by working closely with the NHS Trust to ensure excellent provision for our students. We aim for every student to achieve their full potential and for parents and carers to be fully involved with their child’s education as part of their time here.

Our mission statement is ‘Inspiring young people to achieve a brighter future. 

We are passionate about these values and seek to implement them in every aspect of our work.