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Welcome to The Russett School!

The Russett School is an all through special academy based in the village of Weaverham in Cheshire.  Our academy is part of The Russett Learning Trust and offers specialist education for pupils aged 2 – 19 years with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and/or complex learning needs.

We are extremely proud of our school, our intent is to provide an outstanding education for all who attend The Russett.  We value working together with all of our families to offer advice and support to achieve shared outcomes.

We are strong in our belief that all children and young people deserve only the very best.  Our bespoke curriculum is delivered by a highly skilled and dedicated staff team.  Enjoyment and motivation for learning is firmly situated at the heart of what we do, focusing on developing skills in confidence, character, individuality, independence, resilience and tolerance.

Our aims are;

  •  To provide outstanding educational opportunities through a personalised curriculum- cognition & learning, communication & interaction, mental health and wellbeing and physical & sensory needs
  •  To prepare our children and young people for the next stage of education and transition into adulthood
  • To ensure that no pupil/young person leaves without a means to communicate
  • To promote skills of independence for a happy and fulfilled future

We hope you find our website helpful and informative. If you would like to ask any further questions or request a visit to us at The Russett School please contact the school office.

We look forward to meeting you!


Mrs Emma Leach - Executive Headteacher 

School News Feed
  • Newsletter
    26 January 2024
    Newsletter 26/1/2024
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter. Kind regards Emma
  • Newsletter
    12 January 2024
    Newsletter - 12th January 24
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter
  • General
    10 January 2024
    Good morning We have an increased number of absences from staff and pupils reporting a sickness virus this morning. Please be reassured that classes are taking necessary precautions such as regular handwashing, wiping down of surfaces and ensuring good ventilation. I have also informed the UKHSA (Public Health) as a precautionary measure. The current guidelines for sickness is to remain absent from school for 48 hours from last episode of sickness, please call school if you have any questions or queries. For those who are poorly we wish you well soon. Take care Emma
  • Newsletter
    3 November 2023
    3rd November - Newsletter
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter Kind regards Emma
  • Event
    30 October 2023
    Learning Skills Hub - Christmas Fudge Making Workshop
    Dear Parents and Carers, The Learning Skills Hub are hosting a Christmas Fudge Making workshop on Wednesday 6th December 9:15am - 11:15am at The Russett School. All necessary equipment is provided and you will take home a small bag of fudge and a box of truffles in time for Christmas! If you would like to attend, please text or call 07833236675
  • Newsletter
    13 October 2023
    Newsletter 13/10/2023
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter Kind regards Emma
  • Newsletter
    29 September 2023
    Newsletter 29.9.23
    Please find attached this weeks newsletter
  • Important
    29 September 2023
    Telephone Lines - Update
    Dear Parents and Corers Unfortunately the school phones lines are still down but you can leave a voice message on our school answer machine by waiting for the answerphone option. Alternatively please email admin@russett.cheshire.sch.uk
  • Newsletter
    15 September 2023
    Newsletter 15th September
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter Kind regards Emma
  • Newsletter
    14 July 2023
    Newsletter 14/7/2023
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached our newsletter Kindest regards Emma
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