WILMSLOW High School headteacher James Pulle said the school was ‘thrilled’ to receive a major accolade for its special educational needs provision.

The school won an award for secondary provision from the National Association for Special Educational Needs (Nasen), which supports all education practitioners.

Its annual awards celebrate the achievements of individual and organisations within the special educational needs and disability sector.

This year’s awards featured 13 categories to celebrate those who make a real difference to children with special educational needs.

The Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) resource provision at Wilmslow High school was successful in the secondary category, which recognises a school that promotes inclusion and has exceptional facilities.

Wilmslow High head teacher, Dr James Pulle said: “We are thrilled to receive the prestigious Nasen award for best secondary provision.

“Nasen is central in driving the SEND agenda forward on a national level, as well as helping to ensure the young people of today are given every opportunity.

“This is something that is echoed at Wilmslow High School. We strive to ensure our students receive a ‘whole curriculum’, no matter what their need or background.

“We are proud to be such a large and inclusive secondary school and are truly blessed to have the students, parents and staff we do.”

Cheshire East Council praised the staff at Wilmslow High School for achieving the award.

Councillor Kathryn Flavell said: “The school is a shining example of specialist provision in a mainstream school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

“The council and our partners across the borough are committed to providing the best quality education and support for all our children and young people to ensure they live a life that is full of opportunities to learn and develop.

“Having the right school is key to supporting children and young people with autism to achieve their potential and to develop the range of skills and experiences they need to equip them for adulthood.

“We have a programme to increase specialist facilities in our borough giving more choice for families and ensuring that children and young people with autism and other disabilities can build friendships with people who live close by, spend less time travelling and have more time to do the things they enjoy.”


Staff from the Autism Resource Provision at Wilmslow High School