Special school
Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 0RT


From 7 to 18 years old


Rossendale School is for pupils who display emotional and behavioural difficulties and who were 'statemented'. Rossendale School provides specialist intervention and provides education.

The school has:

  • Small classrooms for groups of 2 or 3 
  • Individual 1-1 rooms for counselling and social stories work 
  • Therapy rooms 
  • Accommodation for 6

Rossendale School was set up to provide a flexible resource for Local Authorities where pupils who suffered emotional trauma could be provided with specialist intervention to help them come to terms with their difficulties; whilst at the same time providing them with a full and complete education which met their individual needs as well as the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The school can now admit pupils with a Statement of BESD with learning difficulties, including ASD. The school also maintains two adjoining properties in the local community, which provide accommodation for 6 pupils in total in individual study bedrooms.

The school is approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the 2014 Children and Families Act as an approved Special School able to admit pupils on Statements or EHCs who are academically high functioning, have challenging behaviour and an ASD diagnosis.


Contact phone

01706 822779

Opening times

Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm (with weekend on call service provided during term time)

Cost details

On application to the school
Ofsted URN: 119845

Ofsted rating