As a dedicated special school, our entire site is accessible to those who use wheelchairs. This includes our main school and gardens. Moreover, overhead and manual hoists are fitted and available throughout the site, and we have a number of fully accessible, DDA compliant, changing suites.
Our Hydrotherapy Pool was refurbished in 2013 with the help of Friends of Highbury. It offers an environment in which to develop, for our more able pupils, early water confidence and swimming skills. Pupils often use the Hydrotherapy Pool as a stepping stone to further developing their swimming off-site at Brighouse Pool. For our pupils with more complex needs, the pool offers a soothing, relaxing and stimulating environment to develop mobility and receive physiotherapy.
Highbury has a large Sensory room and was recently refurbished in 2014, it is state of the art, featuring, water bed, infinity tunnel, touch and sound activated panels, bubble tube and fibre-optic lighting. Importantly, the environment is interactive and can be controlled using wireless switches and specialist software. Our sensory room can be used for 1:1 work or as a whole class resources.
Highbury offers a Soft Play room which is located near our Sensory room. It is a perfect place for our pupils to push their physical boundaries, to explore and learn in a safe environment - a world of brightly coloured tunnels, dens and slides.
Highbury's mud kitchen provided something quite different to a soil digging patch, mixing soil, water and a range of other natural materials has a foundation role in the early childhood which has deep importance and endless possibilities for well-being, developmental and learning. The breadth and depth of what these experiences offer young children is truly remarkable.
A mud kitchen includes elements of the much-loved domestic corner and cooking from indoor play, which are then hugely enriched through the special nature of being outside.
We are very lucky at Highbury School to have our own allotment and Nature Garden alongside our school.
Each class has weekly gardening sessions for pupils at Highbury School. We believe that gardening provides us with the opportunity to teach most areas of the National Curriculum outside the classroom. Gardening also provides many other benefits: –
If you would like more information about our facilities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school office 01484 716319