Bradford Special Schools District Achievement Partnership

The D.A.P

Since 2010, 7 Special Schools in Bradford have worked together to support school improvement under the name of the District Achievement Partnership or  The DAP.

The DAP became a not for profit Company Limited by guarantee in March 2013.

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 is less than good.

Since opening the DAP has been joined by one other Bradford SEMH provision school and one PRU. 

The DAP offers

  • school to school support and challenge
  • joint training sessions
  • moderation of P scales
  • 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.

We have set up a DAP moderation website which has video examples to support the moderation of P Scales, We continue to build on this resource. This website is free to any school wishing to use it.  Go to the website and request a log in.

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
      • one KS3 PRU.

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)
  • 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.

Ella Carr is the PRU providing for pupils in KS3. 


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