Peak School

Peak School is an academy community special school located in the North of Derbyshire and as the only Special School in this area serving a large catchment area from Tameside and Glossop to the North, as far as Chesterfield to the East and Derbyshire Dales to the South of the county, while also catering for pupils from Cheshire. Due to our large catchment area and our isolation as a school, we cater for pupils with a wide and varied profile of need and learning difficulty.

Peak School is co-located with Peak Lodge a Social Care residential and respite provision for pupils with additional needs and Alderbrook is an adult care day centre to adults with additional needs. All pupils resident within the Peak Lodge provision attend Peak School and have entered care due to the impact of their behaviour and / or medical need on their families, in many cases they have moved to us from other Derbyshire special schools as a consequence of placement breakdown or coming into care.

In response to the wide profile of need of our pupils, Peak School has developed a curriculum that starts in Early Years and takes pupils on a developmental learning journey, following the pathway(s) suitable to their developmental, social and academic needs. This journey concludes at 19, for the majority of young people in Post 16 pathway preparing them for moving into adulthood and the next phase of their life after Peak School, the exception being those residing at Peak Lodge and moving out of area for their adult placement at 18.

Nicola Price

Interim Executive Headteacher


Parent Testimonials

“My child has done more here in the short time he has been here than he did in 4 years at [mainstream] High School”

“My son would not have progressed if he had attended any other school than Peak.”

Unique people, individualised approach

Peak School is part of Esteem Multi-Academy Trust

Registered Office:
Suite 43 Pure Offices
Lake View Drive
Nottinghamshire NG15 0DT
Company number: 11403922

01623 859749