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Cambian Red Rose School

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Meadow Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8LN (Map)

Phone: 01772 281140

Red Rose

➜ Red Rose School Prospectus (Download)


Cambian Red Rose School is an independent, DfE-registered, co-educational day school, providing specialist education for up to 30 students aged 5-17 years.


Cambian Red Rose School provides high-quality, personalised education for students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. Our success is based on an approach which combines high expectations with sensitivity to the needs of individual students.


Well-qualified and experienced staff work together to make our school a successful and happy community. We offer a rich, varied and stimulating curriculum, which includes academic and vocational studies. Timetables are tailor made to each individual to ensure they are making progress and receiving the required level of therapeutic input.


As a school, we strive to continually improve. The school supports a full range of national curriculum topics for its learners, underpinned by a whole school approach to the emotional well being of each student. Students from key stage 1- 4 will have access to a creative curriculum, which will be suitable not only to their age, but also their ability and potential. We believe that our students will be able to achieve excellent results in their GCSE qualifications, as well as entry level certificates alongside the functional skills certificates awarded by BTEC and other vocational qualifications.


The school offers a nurturing and caring environment that allows all students to thrive and achieve their full potential. Particular importance is placed on recognising and rewarding individual achievements. The students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities that enrich their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This development is promoted by school trips, workshops, charitable work and PSHE lessons.


We've been rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted, this report can be viewed here.

The Proprietor

The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board. 

The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Director of Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG. 


Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


•  Mixed gender, ages 5-17

•  Emotional & social difficulties


•  Challenging behaviour

•  History of placement breakdowns

•  Attachment disorders

•  Has an Education, Health & Care Plan