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Clifford Holroyde School

Clifford Holroyde supports students who have social, emotional and mental health needs and is located in Knotty Ash, Liverpool and is a setting for boys aged 11–16.  It is a very caring environment where students are supported to make progress, achieve their potential and develop life skills.  Each student at the college is treated as an individual and has a specific support package to meet their needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ian Griffiths
Contact Position


Where to go

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College
Thingwall Lane
L14 7NX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The College is open from 8.30am until 4.30pm - Monday to Friday
Time of day

Local Offer


Local Offer

Our Commitment:

  • To promote a positive learning environment that challenges, supports and celebrates every pupil’s achievements through an inclusive academic and pastoral curriculum.
  • To enable all pupils to become part of our school community irrespective of their individual needs.
  • To recognise the value of each pupil and their potential to progress in all areas when individual needs are addressed.
  1. How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

If your child has been allocated a place at Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College, parent(s) and carer(s) are invited to an admissions meeting with Kate Garrett DSL and the Parenting Liaison Officer, at this point you will be offered a tour of the school.

During your child’s placement at Clifford Holroyde all parent(s)/ carer(s) are provided with weekly phone calls home to inform you of your child’s academic and behavioural progress during the school week, and parent afternoons to support how your child’s placement is progressing.

You can contact Clifford Holroyde Parenting Liaison Officer at any time and arrange a meeting if you require so.

You can arrange to meet with your child’s form tutor, subject teacher and any of Clifford Holroyde’ SLT at any time during your child’s placement.

At Clifford Holroyde, we place a great emphasis on our students having a Careers programme in place that ensures that they are well equipped for the future and have the information needed to make realistic and informed decisions about further education, training and employment. This starts as soon as they arrive at school in Year 7 and builds significantly through Year 8 to Year 11. We make every effort to support all of our students into a positive destination that utilises their skills and interests. We do this through a Careers programme with the involvement of local employers, local careers hub, Talentino and Career Connect. We also participate in a range of activities to build up employability skills and allow students to use their creative talents. The Careers Education Programme is delivered at key points throughout the year by all staff, commissioned Career advisor and supported by the Career Leader. For further information see: careers-education-information-and-guidance-ceiag-policy-2020_21-1.pdf (

  1. How will school staff support my child?

After analysing information from your child’s previous school, EP advice and EHC documentation the Learning Support Assistants, Pastoral Staff and subject teachers will create an IEP to support your child’s learning and or behavioural needs.

Appropriate targets are set for all pupils and are periodically monitored and reviewed to ensure you and your child is kept up to date with progress made.

The school SENCO, DSL and Parenting Liaison Officer will also continually liaise with you and help identify appropriate outside agency support that they feel may help support your child’s education and wellbeing.

Click here to download the Clifford Holroyde Local Offer in full


Contact Name
Ian Griffiths
Contact Telephone
0151 228 9500
Contact Email
SEND Information Report
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11 to 16)
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