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Shorefields School

Shorefields School

Specialist Areas

Independent Living Skills

Students within the College phase have weekly access to the schools purpose built Independent Living Skills flat.   The aim of the ILS flat is to help learners become as independent as possible within their own home, offering real life experiences to; cook, clean and complete general household tasks in a safe learning environment.  The ILS flat is fully equipped to suit a range of learners and offers, the opportunity for students to learn environmental controls through their eye gaze. 

Performing Arts

Students are offered timetabled access to our purpose built Performing Arts studio, equipped with specialist sound and lighting.  Students work with our Performing Arts tutor to prepare songs and dances for our Christmas and Summer show. 


Shorefields boasts a large woodwork room for learners to engage in enterprise activities.  The woodwork room is accessible to all college pupils and lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual learner.   Students are proactive in designing and creating items to be sold in The Sunflower Cafe and at Christmas and Summer fetes. 

Sunflower Cafe

The Sunflower Café is a pupil led cafe which prepares and serves lunches for school staff and visitors daily. College pupils work alongside our Café manager to prepare a range of hot and cold meals, which are then sold alongside drinks and snacks.  Students also learn to operate the till as well as being responsible for other daily tasks such as; restocking fridges, tidying and cleaning

Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

Situated at the back of the playground is Shorefields Multi Use Games Area.  This area is designed for a range of sporting activities and features our brand new outside gym alongside our astro turf football pitch.  

Cinema Room

Available to College students is our purpose built Cinema Room.  The Cinema room boasts a large interactive screen and soft padded sensory seating. 


The school hydrotherapy pool is currently being redeveloped and will soon become a warm, inviting and engaging space for learners to complete their physiotherapy exercises.  Students access the hydrotherapy when they have hydrotherapy listed as an area of need on their Education Health Care Plan.  Whilst the hydrotherapy pool is being refurbished, students are offered the opportunity to access hydrotherapy at an offsite location on a reduced rotation.

Sensory Room

Our sensory rooms comes equipped with; bubble tube, ultra violet light, sensory touch lights and soundboards. We also have equipment to beam images onto the floor or a chair top work tray. Classes have time tabled slots to use this resource to help meet the sensory needs of their pupils. 

Soft Play

We have a range of soft play rooms, accessible to all students.  All students are offered access to soft play rooms on a timetabled basis, whereby students are encouraged to work on their social communication through play.