Archdale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 1PL


Archdale School


Welcome to Archdale School, a designated school for children with Special Educational Needs. We are situated in the Eastern sector of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The school population is drawn from a city wide catchment area and caters for children between the ages of three and eleven years with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, complex medical needs and autism.

The school provides a well designed curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant to each individual child and places the needs of the individual child centrally. Pupils follow either an EYFS, informal or semi-formal pathway.

The work of school  staff is supported and complemented by a broad range of additional colleagues from the local authority and NHS for example to provide a rich provision that takes into account individual needs: the multi-agency working underpins the successes of the school.

The school moved in 2015 to the current premises at Archdale Road which has presented exciting opportunities for growth and development. The current premises have been totally restructured and refurbished with the learning needs of our pupils very much in the forefront of our minds and include facilities for hydrotherapy; rebound therapy; soft play; and a sensory room. Additional teaching areas such as the food technology room, library and dedicated quiet group rooms, enable our children to practice and embed the skills they learn in the classroom. All classrooms have an integrated hoist system to facilitate moving and handling.

I am delighted to welcome you to the school, which we all feel very proud of and are excited about the journey the school is on as it continues to develop and thrive as a learning community for all, supporting our pupils to fully participate in the wider community.

Please do contact the school directly if you would like to know more!

Catherine Shipton