Welcome to Dee Banks School

We are a local authority maintained special school based in Chester. The School is an all-age special school for children and young people aged 2-19 years of age. It caters for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Autism and Complex Needs.

We value and support the achievements of all our pupils. The School Staff and Governors are extremely dedicated and committed to providing high quality education and care to ensure our pupils are encouraged, supported and given every opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Parents and carers of our pupils are seen as partners in the education and well-being of our pupils. They are invited to become involved in the life of the school and to play an active role in their children’s education. We work together to ensure every child has the maximum opportunity to achieve their potential.

We employ a full time Family Support Worker and a part time Music therapist. A School Nurse, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists are all employed by the NHS Trust and deployed to work in our school.

We have a range of additional teaching resources including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Sensory Room, Music Therapy Room, Library, Bike Track, Outdoor Gym, Sensory Trail and School Garden. These facilities are used by all pupils to enhance our curriculum, which is personalised to meet individual needs. We also have a school buddy dog who is timetabled to spend time with each class and koin in many school activities.

 Pupils are encouraged to generalise the skills that they learn in school, out in the community and we have two school minibuses to support this.

We have close links with schools in both Germany and South Africa and many of our pupils and staff have been involved in exchange visits to Germany.

Our older pupils access many community activities and take part in the National Citizenship Scheme (NCS). We also have a school choir and Samba band, which have performed at a number of venues.

If you would like to visit our school or would just like more information, please ring the school office to arrange an appointment. 

Kind regards

Judith McGuinness

Headteacher