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Welcome

From our Headteacher

Mr G.Chiswell

I hope that you enjoy your time exploring our website which will no doubt open your eyes to the superb educational experience offered at The Observatory School. We are a community secondary school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

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You will be immediately taken by the abundance of opportunities afforded to our pupils. Do take particular note of the OFSTED good practice visit case study.

The ground breaking cross curricular projects that are led by our innovative staff team are part of a wider curriculum offer and are funded by local industry with whom some of our leavers have taken up positions.

The promotion of learning both within our modern classrooms and out on our extraordinary adventures provides experiences that push our curriculum offer to the bounds of the imagination of our highly skilled staff.

It is an absolute privilege to work with these staff and pupils. I too have had my own share of adventure, leading the first two of our 'World's Greatest Classroom' projects. The first one being the national award winning ‘World’s Wettest Classroom’ aboard a 40ft racing yacht and our second being an expedition to the glaciers of Iceland in December.

The school has been able to create an amalgamation of the best educational values with the most contemporary and inspirational ideas.

From our teachers who devote hours during evenings and weekends to ensure that taught subject matter is fully understood, to those in our team who willingly give up their own time for educational or extra-curricular excursions.

 I am proud to be leading a team that work together to realise the full potential of our pupils.

I am also enormously proud of our achievements and would welcome the opportunity to show you around.

If you have any concerns about a child please contact Mr G Chiswell at the school on 0151 652 7093. If out of hours, please contact Wirral EDT (Emergency Duty Team) on
0151 677 6557 / 0151 677 5372.

In the case of an emergency, or if you believe a child is in imminent danger contact the Police directly on 999.