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We're a Multi-Academy-Trust, based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Together we learn,
grow and achieve
Together we learn,
grow and achieve

Watermill School

Watermill School


Watermill School has been carefully designed to provide for a wide range of pupils’ needs to be addressed through educational, social, physical and emotional growth for the age range 3 to 16.


This includes a wide range of specialist classrooms, halls, outdoor spaces and a hydrotherapy pool. We continue to prepare our pupils for the wider world by offering part time college courses and accreditations that are relevant to our pupils’ futures whilst ensuring we give the younger pupils the building blocks to set them on the right track for a successful life when they have left Watermill School behind.


All children have an Education Health and Care Plan. The range of needs includes Moderate, Severe, Physical and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Complex Behaviours and Autism. Our specialist INSPIRE Pupil Referral Unit provides primary aged pupils with behavioural difficulties an opportunity to develop the skills needed to return to mainstream schools or to be assessed to move on to other special school provision.


We have 220 children on roll. Children are educated within 5 distinct Learning Pathways; EYFS, Sensory, Communication, Primary and Secondary. We operate a flexible system and pupils are grouped according to need rather than by year group.

Watermill School

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Trust Office Manager, Orchard Community Trust, Genesis Centre,

North Staffs Business Park, Innovation Way,

Stoke on Trent, ST6 4BF

Company Number : 11620282

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