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"Amazing school, my child is safe, happy and well looked after. His needs are met and he progresses every day."

Message from the Executive Principal 

Welcome to Halcyon Way’s website.

Halcyon Way, will be a high quality provision based on the defining principles that underpin Kingfisher Learning Trust and the practice of Kingfisher Special School. It will be a 140 place free school to be opened in January 2022, for children aged 4-11 years, with a Nursery and 2 year old provision being planned for once open. The school will cater for children with Severe to Moderate Learning Difficulties (SLD – MLD), including needs associated with Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN). All children will have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or be undergoing an EHC needs assessment. As part of Kingfisher Learning Trust, the school will encompass the Trust’s vision for ‘Endless Possibilities’, working creatively to find the best possible approaches in all aspects of its provision.

At Halcyon Way, innovative approaches, collaborated by a multi-agency team, will help support the children in getting ready for learning, ensuring the provision meets every child’s needs – whatever challenges they face. Provision will be continually developed with a clarity of expectation in terms of high aspirations for the children and underpinning rationales.

Halcyon Way will be a values-led school, with everyday practice underpinned by the values of Kingfisher Learning Trust:

 Aspiration, Integrity & Respect

(Pursue the best – Be the best – Think the best).


The Halcyon Way tree will be developed with the school community and visualised in the same format as those of Trust Schools to underpin all the work of Halcyon Way moving forward.

The values of Halcyon Way are depicted as tree roots – the foundations of all that we will aspire to be in our relationships, behaviour and school culture:


Respect; Opportunity; Originality; Trust; Success.


On the leaves of the tree are the outcomes to which we aspire to for the children and staff to be: Safe Happy Learners. The Trust’s vision is for Endless Possibilities and to ensure this, the School’s Vision is to be: A Place of Learning.

Children will be valued as individuals (regardless of gender, race, disability) – developing their strengths and addressing any past negative experiences, with opportunities to develop the confidence to take a full and active part of school life, planned through an innovative and creative core curriculum and personalised learning plans (linked to EHC Plans). Wellbeing and the development of essential skills through early intervention strategies will give children the greatest life-chances. Children will be enabled to be included into society as confident, self-assured citizens with belief in themselves.

Families will have positive supported relationships with the school and be involved in building the necessary foundations in their child’s education, empowering them to make choices about their lives and how they can support their development at home. Personalised plans, progress and achievements will be shared and celebrated during each child’s learning plan.

As the new school moves towards completion and opens to its first cohort of children, we will further develop this website to ensure that the information remains current, whilst including up to date photographs of the new build and site.

It is a very exciting prospect to be leading the setup of a brand new school and we are looking forward to welcoming children into the amazing new building. It is also a great opportunity for children with SEND and their families from across Oldham, to become part of the Trust family where we endeavour to create learning environments that match the individual needs of all children whilst offering an exciting, innovative and creative curriculum which allows them to learn and make progress in the best ways possible.

I am looking forward to working with new children and their families on this next step of the journey for Kingfisher Learning Trust.

If you have any queries regarding Halcyon Way then please contact the office, based at Kingfisher Special School, who will be happy to help (0161 770 5910).

Many Thanks,

Sue Caine

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