Bradford Special Schools District Achievement Partnership

The D.A.P

Since 2010, 7 Special Schools in Bradford have worked together to support school improvement. We are a member of the District Achievement Partnership of Bradford Special Schools(the DAP) which was formed by the Bradford Special Schools in March 2013 out of the voluntary partnership. Its members are all the Bradford Special Schools who formalised their previous informal partnership with the aim of working to ensure that no Bradford Special School would be less than good. Since opening the DAP has been joined by one other Bradford SEMH provision school.

The DAP offers

  • school to school support and challenge for achievement
  • hosts an annual joint  special school training day
  • sharing of  best practice, information, skills and ideas
  • strategic planning support to the LA for SEND across the district

to ensure Bradford children with special educational needs, attending specialist provision in the district, get the best possible education.

As well as working as a full DAP, the primary special schools also work together on activities and projects for example IT, Early Years and we  are just developing a football league.

The DAP consists of

  • three primary, generic co-located special schools
  • three generic co-located secondary schools,
  • one 2-19 specialist school for Communication and Interaction
  • one specialist BESD school for KS3 and KS4 pupils

The three primary special schools and locations in Bradford are

  • Chellow Heights (West Campus, Heaton)  and Chellow Heights (South Campus, Low Moor)
  • Delius (Bradford East)
  • The Phoenix (Keighley)

The three secondary schools, catering for pupils aged 11 to 19 years. The secondary special schools are

  • Beechcliffe (Keighley) & Ash Valley College (East). Ash Valley is an annex for SEMH pupils and was formerly Ellar Carr Pru. Beechcliffe and Ash Valley are our partner school.
  • Beckfoot Hazelbeck Academy (Bradford West)
  • Southfield Grange Academy ( Bradford South)

High Park is an all age school for Communication and Interaction difficulties located with Chellow Heights on the Belle Vue/ Heaton education campus of schools in Bradford West

The Oastler School opened in September 2013. It is a specialist school for older pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties from across the Bradford District.

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