Manor Hall Academy Trust Schools

Cicely Haughton

Celebrating Success and Achievement

Welcome to Cicely Haughton School

I am pleased to welcome you to Cicely Haughton School. We currently provide education for 50 pupils aged 4 to 11 years. We are a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, whose needs cannot be met in mainstream education.

Our school is successful because of the positive relationships we develop with families and children.

We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment which enables our pupils to maximise their potential; academically, socially and emotionally.

We encourage visitors to the school and you will be made most welcome. Please contact the office to arrange a visit.

Yours sincerely

Paul Spreadbury, Head of School


Nurturing a love of learning for life

Welcome to Merryfields Special School.

We are a generic special school, located in the heart of Wolstanton in Staffordshire, providing specialist education for pupils aged from 2-11 years.

Our dedicated and highly skilled staff, ensure that a high quality educational provision is provided to all pupils. Through personalised learning approaches, we support pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs, to be aspirational to help them along their journey to achieve their potential. We believe strongly that every pupil, should be equipped, encouraged and provided with the opportunities to succeed, and our experienced staff make this possible. 

Our philosophy is that success for each pupil is personal, as we aim to help all pupils progress socially, emotionally, academically, physically and morally through a tailored curriculum, bespoke to our school. We also promote a sense of community at Merryfields, encouraging pupil voice, whole school themed days, regular charity events and all supported by our team of Year 6 prefects. 

Our school works closely in partnership with parents and carers, to ensure all of our pupils not only feel valued, but also have positive learning experiences. Our Home-School Link Worker hosts termly parent coffee afternoons and we openly encourage regular communication between Home and School.  

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website, if you would like to visit our school, please contact our reception and it would be great to introduce you to our Merryfields family. 

Neil Brannigan, Headteacher


Celebrating Success and Achievement

Welcome to Springfield School’s website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.

On 1st October 2016, we converted to an academy and are part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust.  We are a generic primary special school for pupils aged from three to eleven years, whose educational needs cannot be met in a mainstream school.  We provide specialist provision for:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
Complex Needs

Mrs Diane Finney, Head of School

The Meadows

Celebrating Success and Achievement

Welcome to The Meadows Special School. We believe our School is a forward thinking, enterprising and exciting place to learn and work. We provide education for young people from the age of 11 to 19.

We are a generic Special School meaning we provide education for young people with a range of needs. The School has particular expertise in working with pupils who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties including those with communication problems, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and complex needs, and those with moderate learning difficulties.

We are part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust

Mr Christopher Best

Loxley Hall

Building relationships, celebrating success, promoting change

I am pleased to welcome you to Loxley Hall School. We currently provide education for 97 students aged from 11 to 16 years. Loxley Hall is a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties whose needs cannot be met in mainstream education.

Loxley Hall School is successful because of the positive relationships we develop with families and children.
We aim to provide a safe, secure and caring environment where children can be listened to and their individual needs catered for. In this way, our students can maximise their potential to become young people ready to make a positive contribution in their adult life.

We encourage visitors to the school and you will be made most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Yours sincerely

Dave Bownds – Head of School


Belong, Believe, Become

On behalf of all the staff, children, parents and governors I would like to warmly welcome you to Rocklands School.

All schools have their own unique identity and Rocklands is a very happy and welcoming school with a ‘family feel’.  Our aim is to provide the highest quality education for all in a caring, supportive, inclusive and vibrant learning environment. The happiness and success of every child is central to our school’s work and we are committed to the safety and care of our pupils.

We recognise children as unique individuals with specific talents and needs.  We offer our pupils a varied and engaging curriculum which is provided by a dedicated team of enthusiastic and hardworking teachers and support staff. You’ll find our classrooms to be places which are hives of activity, full of learning and enquiry.

We hope that you enjoy browsing our school’s website and that it gives you an insight into all that we do at Rocklands.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any other way.

Kind regards

Sandra Swift


Chaselea Alternative Provision Academy is a school for 11 – 16 year old young people who are struggling with mainstream education due to their social, emotional and mental health needs.

The result of these difficulties might be that the pupil is permanently excluded from their provision and we work with them to build relationships and emotional resilience so that they can return to an alternative high school.  Or it might be that the young person needs some intervention that will help them to remain in their secondary setting.  It could be that our expertise is being used to identify a pupil’s special educational need and obtain an Education Health and Care Plan that will support the young person in finding their appropriate educational setting both now and in the future.

For more information on what we do, please visit our website and feel free to contact us should you need any further information or advice.

Many thanks

Paul Archer – Headteacher


Shenstone Lodge

Welcome to shenstone Lodge School. we are a successful ‘split-site’, part residential special school supporting and educating students who present with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health difficulties. the school joined The Manor Hall Academy Trust in July 2020.

Operating across two sites, Primary (Shenstone Lodge, based on the outsskirts of Shenstone Village) and Secondary (The brades Lodge, situated in Oldbury, West Bromwich) we are commtted to providing a structured and caring environment which promotes education, aspiration and challenge. Our schools deliver an effective, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which develops core academic skills, improved self-management, pride and resilience. As a special school all students benefit from small class sizes, high levels of support and well resourced subjects. Although the majority of our students are from Sandwell we have a growing number of places taken by other Black Country Boroughs and South Staffordshire.

If you would like to know more about us, please visit our website.

Yours sincerely

Neil Toplass – Executive headteacher

Castlewood School

Building confidence and self-belief

Welcome to Castlewwod Schhol. Our special schhol offers 96 places to children between the ages of 6 and 16 with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and a primary diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream setting.

In September 2020 we joined the family of schools that together make up Manor Hall Academy Trust. As a small school we believe that all pupils are well known and understood by our experienced staff and we are proud of our pastoral care which ensures our pupils are well supported. we offer a broad and balanced curriculum and are fully committed to equal opportunities for all our learners. We expect pupils to leave our school with accredited qualifications and the life skills to become successful independant members of their local community. This will be achieved through the dedication of our staff, hard work from our pupils and good communication with families and other external professionals.

If you would like further information or a tour of the school then please get in touch. Our staff and pupils welcome the opportunity to showcase their work to visitors.

Kind Regards

Trevor Scott – Head Teacher

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    Merryfields School - 01782 914219

    Rocklands School - 01543 548700

    Shenstone Lodge School - 01542 480369

    Springfield School - 01538 383558

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