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Queen's Croft High School

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Queen’s Croft High School

A Learning Community

Queen’s Croft High School is a learning community for youngsters who find learning difficult. A generic Special School, it serves students with a range of special educational needs from Lichfield and the surrounding towns and villages, including Burntwood, Rugeley and Armitage. Pupils are valued for who they are and provided with exciting things to do. We have high standards of behaviour and high standards of care. Pupils are given the opportunity to achieve and the support to succeed in all of this and the national curriculum.

Celebrating Individual Success

Queen’s Croft governors, staff, parents and stakeholders collaborate to develop educational attainment, social and communication skills and emotional resilience in every individual student with a view to supporting their lifelong inclusion in wider society.

Our Vision


Students of Queen’s Croft will feel safe at school and secure in being able to discover and explore their individual ambitions and interests both inside and outside of their school environment


Students at Queen’s Croft will be offered an education where delivery is of the highest standard and appropriately nurtures, supports and challenges their social, educational and personal development


Students at Queen’s Croft will be helped to develop a transferable toolkit of skills and offered appropriate opportunities to support their transition into wider society


The Queen’s Croft community celebrates individual success by ensuring that everyone has their voice, contributions and achievements fully recognised and fairly rewarded

Our Values


Every member of the Queen’s Croft community demonstrate kindness, compassion and consideration in every action and interaction


The school environment, every activity and every project is designed to be fully inclusive


We demonstrate respect for other people, organisations and the environment in everything we do


We will demonstrate meaningful interactions to show that Queen’s Croft High School is influential and at the heart of the local community


We offer exceptional learning opportunities through our teaching, pastoral and enrichment practice to support our students in achieving their full potential


We recognise success in the students’ experience of Queen’s Croft High School and in their individual destinations including further education, work, family life and social context

Peter taught in schools in Cheshire, Walsall and Birmingham, in addition to a stint working abroad, before moving to Queen’s Croft High School as Headteacher in 2015. He has carried out highly varied roles in a variety of settings including head of department, SENCO, Head of Sixth Form and Head of Boarding in an independent school. He has taught Music, History and Development Studies to A level standard and still enjoys classroom teaching whenever possible.

Peter is passionately committed to developing opportunities and achieving success for the young people in our local area who have additional needs. He lives locally and constantly seeks innovative ways to improve outcomes for the young people at Queen’s Croft. He is extremely proud of the high level of academic success achieved by students at the school but constantly seeks to balance this with an emphasis on the importance of emotional security and nurture.

Peter originally qualified as a Music teacher and music remains his passion outside education where he is active as a choir director and composer.

Peter Hawkesworth

Headteacher, Queen's Croft High School


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