The New Rush Hall School, which opened in September 1991, offers education, support and guidance to up to 64 youngsters who have SEMH difficulties.
The school was granted ‘Trailblazer’ Specialist School status in September 2005 and was cited as a case study in the DfES document ‘The Future of Special Schools’. Ofsted judged the school as ‘Outstanding’ in January 2008, December 2012 and November 2016.
It was redesignated as a High Performing Specialist School (September 2008) and awarded a second specialism in Applied Learning from April 2009. In February 2010 the school was became a National Support School and in September 2014 was designated as a Teaching School.