Welcome to our school

Cath Piercy, Headteacher

Cath Piercy, Headteacher

Childwall Abbey School is a Local Authority specialist secondary school for pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties, aged 11-19. We are located in a beautiful part of the south of Liverpool and have thriving links with our local community.  Our aim is to provide quality education, for pupils who have a wide variety of learning difficulties, often including Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At Childwall Abbey, we know that all our pupils can achieve, if they are able to experience a curriculum, learning environment and support, which meets their individual needs.

Our Mission Statement underpins all our practice in the daily life of our school.

We aim to be:

“A calm, safe and welcoming place in which to work and learn.
A place where everyone supports each other to achieve.
A place we enjoy coming to each day.”

At Childwall Abbey, we understand the importance of working closely with parents, carers, governors and many other agencies, to develop independence and self-esteem in all our pupils. Pupils are encouraged to develop skills for adult life, to achieve nationally accredited certification, to have opportunities to learn outside the classroom and to become respectful, active and positive contributors to the wider community.

I hope you find our website useful. Please contact school if you require any further help or information.

Cath Piercy (Headteacher)


We have many visitors at Childwall Abbey School, including Parents and Carers, Headteachers and staff from other schools, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, school health, sports coaches, CAMHS and YPAS therapists, dance and yoga tutors, our local councillors and our neighbours. Here are just a few of the lovely things visitors have said about C.A.S.

“Welcoming environment where my son continues to progress and flourish” (Parent)

“It is a great school and there are lots of calm areas.” ( Year 6 pupil viewing school)

“This is a beautiful school with caring staff who know their pupils well and want what’s best for them” (Social Worker)

“Finally we get to gain a place in this fabulously nurturing, safe, individual, happy school.” (Parent)

“A very welcoming school by staff and children alike. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and children are relaxed and learning valuable skills.” (Educational Psychologist)

“Superb parents evening, lots of positive and hopeful strategies have been put in place. Here is to the future of our son moving forward.” (Parent)

“Welcoming and inspiring school, lovely staff and pupils, positive experience throughout, from the first point of contact with office staff.” (Safeguarding Officer)

“I am so happy my child has found this haven where he can learn in peace” (Parent)

“I have been really impressed with the warm welcome I am given each week and how great staff are at working together to support the students”. (School Family Support Service worker.)

“The staff are great in this school. My son is very happy and this makes me feel I did the right thing for him.” (Parent)

We really value all your support.

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School Prospectus

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SEND Information Report

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Pupil Code of Conduct

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School Performance Table

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Latest Ofsted Report

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Ofsted Parent View

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Classroom Monitor

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School Email

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