Special school

Local Offer

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Pontville School, Black Moss Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4TW


From 5 to 19 years old


Pontville School is a co-educational, independent specialist day and residential school in Lancashire, providing high quality education and care for children between the ages of 5 and 19.

The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with speech, language and social communication difficulties, Situated in Ormskirk, the school has a unique approach, whereby all subject teaching is designed to make communication skills a central theme to their content.

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Contact name

Mrs Justine Sims

Contact phone

01695 578734

Contact position

Head Teacher

Opening times

Monday to Friday (term time)

Needs a referral?


Referral details

Witherslack Group establishments follow a formal admissions procedure, usually initiated by the Local Authority. We work effectively with children and young people, parents, Local Authorities and external agencies to provide high quality education care and therapy. Informal, non-prejudicial visits are welcomed for all interested parties and we are often able to assist with transport, if required. The Local authority will send the young person's Educational, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and associated documentation to us and we will identify if our provision can meet their needs If we are unable to meet a young person's needs we will support the Local Authority by recommending a type of provision which is more suitable.


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (March 2013) Team Teach Gold Award Investors in People

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Local Offer details

The school also caters for pupils with Social Communication Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attentiion Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder and Epilepsy. The Therapeutic Services are fundamental to the operation of the whole school. This support includes: full time Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologist and an Occupational Therapist. Self-awareness, Counselling and Relaxation Therapy are also part of the school therapeutic offering.

Local Offer contact

Elaine Riley

Local Offer phone

01695 578734