Sir Bobby Robson School

About Us

Our Learners

Photo of a pupil sitting at an orange desk and writing in a classroom in SBRS

Our focus is on children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Autism. Our pupils have a significant range of additional special educational needs, which staff are well trained to support. We are passionate about ensuring our staff have the most up to date and relevant CPD and training to ensure the best support is provided to every pupil. In response to the needs of our pupils, we opened a specialist Autism Department for September 2021, due to the volume of pupils with ASD diagnosis within the Education, Health and Care Plans.

We will give priority to pupils with EHCPs who have been diagnosed as having difficulties with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs which are preventing them from learning in a mainstream setting. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis. In each case we will take account of the needs of the individual child and consider whether the school will be suitable for them. We will consider pupils who:

  • Are aged between 8 and 16 at the time of admission.
  • Have a statement or EHC Plan which indicates specific difficulties with Social, Emotional and Mental Health and/or Autism need.
  • Have challenging behaviours linked to ADHD, Anxiety, ASD and other SEN conditions.

 Whatever stage of learning our pupils are at when they arrive academically, the staff will work hard to motivate and engage them in order that they re-engage and start to enjoy learning again.


Our Facilities

Sir Bobby Robson School is a brand new, purpose built school where pupil need was at the heart of the building design. Our building includes our onsite kitchen, fantastic outdoor spaces and room to develop these spaces in the years to come.

There are many features of the building which support an appropriate learning environment including insulation to reduce noise, appropriate flooring and carefully chosen lighting. The decoration in the building is also supportive of students’ needs. 

There are a number of specialist teaching spaces in addition to our 10 classroom bases, including a science lab, food tech room, art and DT room and a large sports hall. Throughout the building are a number of calming rooms, designated pastoral rooms, a soft play room and a sensory room. We also have dedicated therapy and intervention rooms, including a Thrive room and a Lego Therapy room. The stand alone dining room provides opportunities to eat alone or in small groups – at tables or in booths.