Education Support Centre
Courage | Pride | Resilience

"Staff have worked together to design an exceptional curriculum that is bespoke to the individual needs of each pupil."


Chessbrook plays a crucial role in transforming the educational experiences of students who have previously faced challenges in learning. By prioritising an understanding of each student's needs, our staff effectively re-engages them in their education.


We develop strong, positive relationships between staff and students, which is instrumental in boosting student confidence and engagement. Chessbrook not only enhances academic achievements but also equips students with essential life skills. The supportive environment and high standards set by the school significantly contribute to focusing students' efforts on their personal and academic growth.


“The Chessbrook staff have supported my son and myself through the teenage years of his life. My son left Chessbrook with 16 qualifications and that is all down to the constant communication, care and compassion shown by all who work there. I was so worried my son wasn't in mainstream school and now I'm so happy he stayed at Chessbrook. This school is made up of modern-day heroes"   - Parent


Following our OFSTED inspection in February 2024, we continued to be judged outstanding. The success of our school lies in our dedication to understanding each pupil's unique needs upon arrival, fostering positive relationships, and providing high-quality academic and pastoral support through personalised learning mentors. 



Pupils thrive in our environment where learning is paramount, demonstrated by enriched curriculum. Our thoughtful planning ensures a range of opportunities, equipping students with valuable life skills and the resilience needed for future success beyond Chessbrook.


"The school is committed to providing a high-quality curriculum that enables pupils to successfully return to mainstream settings or move on to appropriate post-16 destinations." - Ofsted 2024



"Chessbrook is an outstanding school. The staff are second to none, so lovely, approachable, understandable and supportive. I can not tell you how much my son has come on since being there" - Parent



“To hear him talking about a book he is reading in English is so fantastic”  Parent

“Her life chances have been totally transformed by her time at Chessbrook”  Parent