Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Gailey School from Sharon Cliff, Head Teacher

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gailey School. Gailey School is a small specialist provision which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs who require a smaller, more specialised intervention than can be provided in a mainstream school. We are committed to each and every one of our pupils, providing specialist

We are committed to each and every one of our pupils, providing specialist support tailored to each individual’s unique needs and helping all pupils achieve their full potential. Children often come to our school with negative perceptions of the education system, having experienced repeated rejection. We are dedicated to turning their experience of learning into a positive one.


We aim to support our students to become happy, confident, independent adults with a clear moral purpose and the ability to lead a fulfilling life. We wish all of our students to develop a passion for lifelong learning.

What sets us apart from other schools?

At Gailey we work timelessly to support the holistic development of our students, while striving for excellence in academic success. We support students by recognizing strength and personal weaknesses, we then help them by removing barriers so they can then focus and be successful in their chosen path ways. We have a full pronged curriculum that allows our students to choose a wide range of experience preparing them for adult hood.


The young people that attend Gailey are in KS2 and KS3 raging ages 8-13.

Area of Expertise:

The curriculum is based on the national curriculum and students learning designed by a thematic approach. All students have access to adventures activities which include mountain biking, paddle sports, canoeing, archery, horse riding and climbing.

There are specialist support teams to support all students these are • Pastoral • Send Team • Learning Support Team