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Our School

We are an Independent Special School for secondary aged children, located in the rural village of Barrowford, which is situated just off the M65.

Our school is based in Lower Clough Mill, Barrowford. The mill was built in 1889 and was originally a steam-powered cotton weaving mill. We are located on the first floor and therefore accessibility needs to be taken into consideration when visiting our school. 

We are close to a river, beautiful countryside and the bustling village of Barrowford, all of which provide our learners with learning opportunities outside of the classroom. We thrive ourselves on being able to adapt our learning to incorporate the village amenities and prepare our learners to become independent within a community for when they leave school. 


Grow School aims to provide individual and bespoke learning packages for individual learners who require an alternative approach to mainstream education.


At Grow, we say that great minds think differently; our students come to Grow because they need a different and highly personalised approach.

Our vision is to provide children with opportunities
 to be truly accepted, understood and supported to fulfil their potential.

We prepare our young people to become
effective members of society and leave school with the range of skills, experiences and qualifications which will enable them to successfully transition to the next stage of their lives.
We allow each student to
develop at their own pace, supporting them to grow and flourish into well-rounded and fulfilled individuals.




We have created a curriculum that is broad, balanced and flexible which is also based on the National Curriculum.

The three 'Branches to Success' of our curriculum allow students to weave together areas of the curriculum that interest them and that are appropriate for their personalised aims.

Our branches allow for a challenging and aspirational curriculum that is relevant to the outcomes of the individual as well as being engaging and interesting.

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