About us

Welcome to Greenbank

Greenbank School is a co-educational secondary school with a residential facility.

Greenbank is registered with the Department of Education as a school for pupils with Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties. Throughout the last decade we have provided for secondary age pupils with Social / Communication and Complex Learning Difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Greenbank is situated on a large educational campus in Hartford on the outskirts of Northwich, Cheshire.

Greenbank shares the campus with 2 secondary schools, 2 primary schools, a special school, a Children’s Centre and Mid Cheshire College.

Greenbank has 93 pupils and students aged 11-18 years; all of whom have a Statement of Special Educational Need.

'Greenbank is a remarkably happy school where students feel exceptionally well cared for and supported in a calm and purposeful environment'  OFSTED Report 2013

Pupils are referred to the school by the Local Authority SEN Assessment and Monitoring Team – Cheshire West and Chester Council [CWAC], who aim to ensure that :

  • Statutory Assessments under the 1996 and 2001 Education Acts are carried out within timescales laid out by the Department of Education, Code of Practice.
  • The contact address is – SEN Assessment, Monitoring and Support Team, Council Offices, 2nd Floor, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. CH65 OBE. Tel : 0151 337 6432
  • The Local Authority makes a referral to Greenbank, this is based on an assessment of each pupil’s special educational needs and takes into consideration the views of the pupil and parents. [SEN Code of Practice – 2001].
  • When everyone is in agreement that Greenbank is the right choice of school for the child, a placement will be confirmed by the Local Authority.
  • Greenbank will begin to put in place a school transition plan, with visits to the child’s current school and we will also invite the child and parents to visit Greenbank.
  • In July each year, we have an Open Evening for new pupils and parents. Further details of transition arrangements can be obtained from Mrs. Carole Chia – Deputy Headteacher.


Information about the Cheshire West and Chester local offer can be found by clicking the following link http://www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk/


Greenbank School, Greenbank Ln, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LD

Tel: 01606 288028 | Email: Contactus@greenbank.cheshire.sch.uk