Snowfields Academy

Where nurture meets aspiration

Principal's Welcome

As Principal Designate I would like to thank you for your interest in Snowfields Academy. Having trained for and taught young people with Learning Difficulties and ASD for many years, I am proud and honoured to now have the opportunity to lead an exceptional specialist ASD provision.

Snowfields Academy will offer the very best personalised approaches within an inspiring learning environment. Our students will be led by highly trained staff who will offer support, value and challenge. Every student will have a personalised, supportive transition from their starting point into our Academy and we will work closely with other providers to streamline this process and smooth out the challenges of this period.

The building will be an outstanding educational setting which both inspires young people and supports their complex needs. Careful consideration has been given to all aspects of the design to promote wellbeing and achievement.

Our curriculum will reflect the full range of pupil needs. Specialisms in horticulture and catering will enable young people to gain real-life experiences and qualifications leading to the very best employment opportunities. We are forging partnerships with local businesses to offer work experience and supported internships to facilitate this, and so provide every student with the skills necessary to confidently transition from school onto their next steps.

Snowfields Academy will lead the way in offering support for young people’s wellbeing through a team of highly trained specialists who will work collaboratively with families and young people to meet a wide range of complex needs.

I welcome your interest in Snowfields Academy, whether you are a student, parent, carer or other family member, a professional or member of the local community. Please do contact me if you would like any further information or would like to register your interest.

Dee Pickerill

Principal Designate Snowfields Academy