Welcome to Stanton Vale School

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Stanton Vale Curriculum Aspirations

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News & Events

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Stanton Vale Facilities

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Welcome to Stanton Vale School.  We are a designated SLD (Severe Learning Disability) School.

We are a through school meaning we accept some students on a part time basis from the age of 2 in our Early Years class, up to our oldest students in our Post 16 Department who leave us aged 19 in Year 14.

We aim to meet the specific needs of all our students by offering a range of personalised learning approaches and Pathways and Avenues as outlined in the Curriculum section of this website.

Stanton Vale is a warm, lively, sensory rich learning environment and staff are highly trained in supporting the physical, medical, social emotional and educational needs of all our students.

We have strong links with therapeutic agencies such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Health, Sensory Occupational Health, Speech and Language Therapy, The Visual Impairment Service, The Hearing Impaired Service as well as Early Help and Social Care.

We currently have 11 class bases in school each with access to large outside spaces.  The school also benefits from having a Swimming Pool,  Sensory Rooms, a Soft-Mobility Space, a designated Forest School Area as well as a full size Trampoline for Rebound Therapy Sessions.

All prospective students and their families are welcome to come and see the school have a full guided tour and opportunity to discuss your child’s specific needs.

For all enquiries regarding a tour of the school please contact the school reception team on 0115 9729769

Emma Kehoe (Headteacher) 


Stanton Vale are proud to have achieved Silver Quality Mark status for the MOVE programme. We have achieved this by embedding MOVE across the school consistently, achieveing great outcomes for pupils on the programme. Find out more about the MOVE programme here.



Stanton Vale regards it’s responsibility to safeguard pupils with the upmost importance. Keeping pupils safe is our ‘golden thread’ that can be seen and felt in every element of the schools work and staff are empowered to report a concern either to one of the DSLs or if their concern is about the headteacher, then this is to be reported to the Chair of Trustees.

Staff receive regular training to ensure they have a good understanding of how to keep our children and their families safe.

If a parent/carer has a safeguarding concern which you would like raise, please contact the designated safeguarding lead (Andy Bunney) on 0115 9729769 or safeguarding@stantonvale.co.uk

You can also contact the Derbyshire County Council Starting Point on 01629 533190