What We’re About
Creating brighter futures is at the centre of everything we try to do at the school

Stanton Vale is an all age special school located in Long Eaton, working with pupils primarily from the South East of Derbyshire but also from Derby City, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire


Established on its current site in 2002 with 84 pupils on roll. We welcome children as young as 2, to join our specialist nursery. They can then learn, grow and develop in the same setting, staying with us until the age of 19.


The children and young people who come to us have a range of needs and abilities but are primarily categorised as Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) or Complex Learning Difficulties (CLD/PMLD). However, we try not to talk about disability. Our culture and ethos is very much about abilities and how we can nurture and develop skills and knowledge to help our pupils for life beyond school.

Our most complex children benefit from specialist sensory areas in each classroom and learn through a very experiential curriculum.

The more able students spend time working on the key skills of functional literacy and maths, as well as work that builds on their independence and self help skills. Irrespective of ability, communication and language development as well as motor skills taught through MOVE (Movement for Life and Learning) form a foundation around which all learning is built.