It is a pleasure to welcome you to Grange Academy’s website and thank you for taking an interest in our school.

We hope that our website gives you a feel for us as well as providing up to date information for our pupils and parents.

We are a special school for pupils, aged 5-16, with a range of learning difficulties including moderate learning difficulties and autism. Our most recent Ofsted inspection judged the school to be Good with Outstanding leadership.

In addition to academic achievement, our focus is on developing every pupil’s social, emotional and personal development. This is supported by ensuring every pupil strengthens their independence and living skills which are key to building their confidence and self-esteem.

We provide excellent learning opportunities for our pupils, in a safe and caring environment. We want our pupils to Belong, Believe and Achieve.

We are committed to providing the very best education for our pupils, regardless of their starting points. Our dedicated staff team are passionate about pupils’ education. We strive to provide a full and varied curriculum supported by a wide range of exciting extra-curricular opportunities.

We have a dedicated team of teachers, Learning Support Assistants and middle/senior leaders who inspire and motivate all pupils to be the best that they can be. Wellbeing, happiness, success and collaboration are at the core of our practice at Grange.

Grange has been recognised as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School at Gold Level – the only special school in Bedford to receive such an award.

This recognises the work that we have done, and continue to do in placing The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our planning, policies, practice and ethos.

We have also achieved the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award and this recognises outstanding practice around arts and culture.

I hope that our website will provide answers to any questions you may have, but if you require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Have a look at our impressive newsletters written by our pupils to give you a real flavour of life at Grange.

We look forward to working alongside our families and welcome you for a visit to see for yourselves what Grange Academy has to offer.

Catherine Assink

Head of School

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good with outstanding leadership’ (July 2017).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Fax: 01234 407110 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org