The Russett School - Mission


The Russett School is part of the The Russett Learning Trust which is a multi-academy trust, whose drive is to lead and manage academies for pupils and students aged between 2 – 25 years old.

The fundamental vision of The Russett Learning Trust is to be a

Centre of Excellence in providing Outstanding Training, education and care.

What drives us

The mission of the Trust is that we will “Challenge for Achievement” and be relentless in our pursuit of ever improving outcomes for all, through delivering the six C’s of



Welcome to The Russett School, a learning difficulty school Cheshire and a very special place for pupils and students from 2 – 19 years with Special Educational Needs, where every pupil and student is valued as an individual. As a staff we work in partnership with parents and carers, taking our responsibility very seriously to provide a personalised education that breaks down barriers to learning and equipping students for the next stage in their lives.

The underlying philosophy that underpins all that we do in our academy is that students learn best when they feel valued, where their barriers to learning are understood and catered for, where learning is creative and meaningful and where they are active participants in their learning journey.

Our team of fabulously committed and highly trained staff work together in creating this positive environment, we are lucky enough to work alongside physiotherapists, CAMHs, speech therapists, medical and social agencies. We believe that working in partnership enables us to provide the best and achieve an outstanding provision for pupils, parents and staff.

Our Mission is

Promoting Outstanding Achievement for all

Through the 6 C’s of


  1. To prepare pupils/students for the next stage of their development.
  2. To develop appropriate employability skills.
  3. To provide learning outside of the classroom.
  4. To encourage engagement in their local community.


  1. To be confident and happy in all their learning.
  2. To prepare pupils/students to be as independent as possible.
  3. To develop pupils/students understanding and resilience to change.
  4. To promote individual life chances and develop skills for future needs.


  1. For all pupils/students to be lifelong learners.
  2. To develop pupils/students’ skills to be able to stay safe.
  3. All pupils/ students to develop resilience to change and unpredictability.
  4. To achieve excellent outcomes for all pupils /students.


  1. Pupils/students to develop a love of learning.
  2. To deliver individual learning pathways.
  3. To use technology to learn and develop creative thinking and independence.
  4. To motivate and enthuse pupils/students through a personalised curriculum.


  1. To promote understanding of their community.
  2. Each pupil/ student has a place in society.
  3. Pupils/students to engage in enrichment activities.
  4. To be aware of the environment in which they life and have a understanding of the wider world.


  1. To develop personal qualities and promote tolerance and strength.
  2. To promote self – reliance.
  3. To promote pupils /students understanding of health, wellbeing and family life.
  4. To develop well rounded pupils/ students.

We are very proud of our Academy and the work we do in supporting pupils and students. Every one of our pupil and student brings their own unique energy into the academy. In turn we ensure that they receive the highest quality provision delivered through a well matched curriculum, resources and an adapted environment, all delivered by the immensely capable, trained and effective staff.
You are more that welcome to see us at work, please pick up the phone or email us to arrange a visit.

Catherine Lewis
Executive Headteacher