Spring Brook Academy

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Welcome to Spring Brook Academy

Our purpose-built school, which is based across two sites, has been designed especially to meet the particular needs of our primary pupils who all experience a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.

The reasons for these can be various and include children with a diagnosis of Autism, SEMH, Speech, Language and Communication difficulties and having a specific learning need. Children who attend Spring Brook have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) outlining their needs which enables us to provide a personalised, individual curriculum offer that ensures they are able to become effective learners and develop a better way of managing their needs.

At the heart of the school’s mission, “Learning together, learning for all, learning for life,” is the belief that all our pupils, whatever their background or ability, will be successful and valued. Many of our pupils have struggled to engage fully with education in a mainstream environment and find that our smaller class sizes and excellent relationships with a higher ratio of adults help them to re-engage with learning.

Our teaching staff are experienced at supporting children with a wide range of problems and helping them believe that they are capable of learning. Careful development of their self-esteem through providing opportunities in which they can succeed, allows them to see a different future is possible and we support them in realising their aspirations.

Our curriculum is broad and provides opportunities for academic and social development to enhance life opportunities. Classes are small and teaching staff work closely alongside support staff to provide the very best learning experience for our young people.

Pupils achieve well at our school and we are very proud of the progress they make, both academically and with their social/emotional skills development. Our reputation for providing an outstanding education to pupils extends beyond Oldham to its surrounding boroughs.

Our school became a member of the New Bridge Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in December 2016, joining New Bridge School, New Bridge Learning Centre and Hollinwood Academy. The MAT belongs to the New Bridge Group and our young people now benefit from the shared expertise and resources available as part of a thriving and innovative organisation.

Our website aims to provide you with key information, curriculum insight and news on the school. It’s also a valuable resource for pupils and parents/carers to help keep everyone involved and up-to-date. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact us. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.


Our curriculum continuously evolves and develops to ensure it meets the needs of your child and supports all children to develop a core foundation of knowledge and skills. In addition to this, our holistic offer ensures that their social, emotional and mental health needs are given at least equal priority, in order that they can attain the highest level of recognised qualification appropriate to them and prepare them for independent living, further study, training, volunteering and employment.

Our dedicated staff team are committed to your child’s personal development and delivering the best possible outcomes for each individual. We strong believe in working in partnership with families and therefore look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can work together to achieve the very best for your child.

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Spring Brook Academy is a holistic and nurturing provision that succeeds in re-engaging the most vulnerable and disillusioned, misunderstood learners across Oldham, Tameside and Manchester.

With an innovative curriculum to reignite interest in each pupil, Spring Brook Academy embraces a raft of initiatives through a targeted approach to ensure every student makes excellent progress which is appropriate to their specific needs.

Spring Brook’s holistic and therapeutic approach is at the heart of everything we do. We focus on developing relationships between all staff and all students through an ethos of mutual respect and understanding.

“Pupils’ personal development and welfare is strong. From often very low starting points, pupils make good progress. This is because they receive full support, guidance and excellent care from the dedicated staff team.”

“The school supports the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of pupils very well. Pupils have widened their cultural experiences through residential trips, including trips to Paris, and through other on-site activities.”