About us



Ernest Cookson School helps pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties to gain the self-esteem, self identity, independence and and skills to lead successful lives.


The school achieves this through:

A nurturing, supportive and safe learning environment.

A relevant, broad, balanced and flexible curriculum.

Individualised behaviour improvement and personal development programmes

High quality teaching that focus upon the academic progress and achievement of pupils

A positive and purposeful school community with strong values and high standards of care

Outreach support for pupils and teachers in mainstream schools