The Russett School

The Russett School is an academy registered for 2-19 yr old pupils/students. Welcome to the Russett Page! Emma Leach
Executive Headteacher at The Russett School

The Russett School is working in partnership with The Russett Learning Trust to provide outstanding education for all. We are a highly successful 2 – 19 Special School, obtaining an Ofsted Outstanding in July 2014. Our ongoing success is due to the continued outstanding contribution from our talented and highly dedicated support staff and teachers. This is enhanced by the extensive support and com

Operating as usual


Happy Easter, and a huge THANK YOU to Harley's grandad for the creme eggs, and to Northwich Community Support for the Easter egg delivery.


Signposting Course for Parents.
LDCAMHS are running their Signposting Course for parents after Easter. They will holding the sessions every Wednesday morning for 6 weeks, starting on the 17th April continuing each week until 22nd May.
Sessions will held in The Orchard from 9.30-11.30 am.
If you would like to attend, please contact school and leave your name.
Thank you


**free course**
Two-day Level 3 First Aid Course.
When: Monday 22nd and Monday 29th April 9:30-1:30pm
Where: The Russett School
Please call or text 07833236675 or email [email protected] to join this course.


Dear Parents and Carers,

Come along to our free information Social Care, Day Services & Volunteering Webinar for parents and carers who have a young person with a special educational need and or disability.

Please find information and joining details below:

Parents/Carers & Young People Information Webinars - Progression to Employment
Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools presents:
A Programme of Webinars for Parents/Carers & Young People to Support Progression to Further Learning & Employment

Title of Webinar: Social Care, Day Services & Volunteering

Young people in apprenticeships
Date: Wednesday 27th March 2024
Summary of Content: Find out how to access support to help all young people with disabilities fulfil their potential and lead as independent life as possible. This webinar will look at care and support options including housing, day care, finance, volunteering, etc..
Speaker(s): Kath Hingston - Transition Team Manager (Social Care) and Denise Garner - Service Manager Vivo LD Day Services
Provider: Cheshire West and Chester Council and Vivo Care
Time: 4-5pm
To Join: Click here to join the meeting

To view our full programme visit - Parents/Carers & Young People Information Webinars - Progression to Employment | Live Well Cheshire West (


Holiday Activities with Food (HAF) programme in Cheshire West and Chester. – Is now open

A full list of all activities is available on the Holiday Activities with Food Cheshire West web page. HAF Cheshire West - Edsential


Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

Our Easter HAF provision will shortly be getting underway across the borough for our children and young people who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals (FSM).

The Council, alongside Edsential and a range of community partners, is running a wide range of fantastic activities for the Easter HAF that will run throughout the school spring holiday.

The HAF Programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) nationally and provides funding for local organisations to provide activities for children and young people during the holidays, helping them to access healthy food and take part in fun activities over the school holidays.

This year all provision for the HAF Programme can be found on the new dedicated west Cheshire area on the Edsential website Cheshire West and Chester provision – Edsential website.

Over the spring there will be a wide range of HAF programmes delivered across the borough by our local partners. Please help us to continue to promote the HAF programme to the children, young people, parents and carers who we work with who may be interested. We want to ensure that all children and young people entitled to access HAF provision are aware of the programme and are supported to take part.

Edsential is working with 40 organisations, including schools, community, voluntary and faith sector organisations to organise 59 holiday activity clubs throughout the borough this Easter.

Each eligible child will be provided with a good quality nutritious meal, plus there will be a variety of opportunities for children and young people to take part in exciting physical activities such as dodgeball, dance, archery, karate, rugby, football, and even a ‘Mini Olympics’. There will also be a diverse array of enrichment activities too including mindfulness, forest school, den building, campfire cooking sessions, drama, storytelling, art, and puppetry.

Youth Zones for 11–16-year-olds (up to 25 for our SEND children and young people) Easter programme will include a trip out for each provision, these include bowling, ice skating the zoo, Goals Chester as well as events being arranged within clubs Easter Bingo Army assault courses, Graffiti Art, yoga to name but a few but for more information, please email the Youth service [email protected]

Brio Leisure will be offering lots of activities over the Easter holidays including Sports camps at Neston Recreation Centre for 5–12year-olds, performing arts at Northwich Memorial Court for 5–10 year-olds, and fun floats, sports, and craft SEND sessions, available at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Winsford Lifestyle Centre and Northwich Memorial Court for young people aged 5–18 years. If you would like more information email [email protected].

Provision for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) who are eligible through benefits-related free school meals is being offered, with some providers additionally able to offer paid for places for those not eligible based on the guidance to attend their HAF programmes. This is in addition to other programmes being offered by providers more widely and we are encouraging families to check with mainstream providers who may be able provide support and be able to for them to attend and offer places.

The SEND-specific offer will include sessions such as multi-sports, fun floats and swimming offered by Brio CIC, as well as provisions offering the chance to attend Chester Zoo, mini-mindfulness sessions for children and their families, a visit to a petting zoo, circus skills workshops, assisted sport, and sensory activities. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Criteria/eligibility for the programme

This holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

Further information on eligibility for Free School Meals accessible here.

Cost of living support

It is currently a really challenging time for families across west Cheshire. Families may be worried about the rising cost of energy bills, food, and transport. The cost of living is rising, and this could have an impact on all aspects of finances.

Families may want help accessing welfare rights, benefits and debt advice, support getting all the money they're entitled to, or simply want to know more about national recent support measures. Whatever their money worries may be, the Council has put together useful information that can help. The link below includes a wealth of information on the Household Support Fund, the Council’s HELP Scheme, Warm Welcoming Spaces and much more: Cost of living support.

If you have any questions if you could please email


It's our first at our at New Images Youth and Community Centre

Come along between 10 - 1pm wednesday 13th March.

What time expect :
♀️ Bra measuring service
✋hand massages
👙full range of pre loved bras
🪡 Mindfulness sewing
🛍️ Wellbeing bags

Suggested £5 donation

Winsford Town Council
Winsford Police .
Winsford Town Girls FC
The Very Green Grocery Winsford
Motherwell Community Share Hub and laundrette
Northwich Vixens LFC
Willow Wood Community Nursery and Primary School
Weaver Vale Housing Trust


Qigong with Donna 💜

We still have some spaces available for our Qigong with Donna taking place tonight between 7-8pm at ChAPS Autism Ark, Navigation Road, Northwich, CW8 1BE.

This activity is available to anyone who fulfils a caring role and lives within Cheshire West, and anyone aged 14+ with a parent/guardian. You do not have to be a member of ChAPS to attend.
Booking link:

Photos from The Russett School's post 13/03/2024

One of our parents has asked that we advertise this on our FB page, she took her son this week and he had the best time and he will be going again next week. 'So many of our kids would love it' commented the parent.
Community Cricket
Discover Super 1s
Super 1s gives young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular, competitive cricket.
Community cricket hubs allow participants the chance to receive coaching, compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport.
We celebrate the development that can be made by young people living with disabilities involved with Super 1s through our annual Inspire Awards.
Our Super 1s competition gives participants a real sense of achievement, with many county and regional finals being held at iconic cricketing venues including Edgbaston, Emirates Old Trafford and Lord’s.


We are really excited for the return of our Holding the Space Mindfulness course this week in Northwich and Chester.

It is not too late to join the course - booking links are below!

The course is called ‘Holding the Space’ and will be delivered by Lee from Broad-Minded. The course will have a focus on self-awareness, having a positive mindset and really being in the present moment to move forward feeling empowered and at peace. Allowing yourself to be in harmony with life, your environment and all the challenges it brings. Having time out to relax, nuture self and revitalize the soul through mindfulness.
These activities are available to anyone who fulfils a caring role and lives within Cheshire West, and offer great opportunities for you to spend time with others that may face the same challenges that you do. You do not have to be a member of ChAPS to attend.

Holding the Space Mindfulness Northwich-
Holding the Space Mindfulness Chester-
Want to know more about our services? We are just an email or phone call away - email: [email protected], phone: 0344 850 8607

Photos from The Russett School's post 11/03/2024

Great fun at family and toddler group on Friday exploring colours and having a go at new skills – well done everyone !

Come along and join the fun, no need to book

Play based learning sessions for children with additional needs aged 6 months to 5 years and their families.

Every Friday morning at 9.30 – 11.00 term time, at Victoria Rd Childrens Centre, Neumann St, Northwich CW9 5UT

Photos from The Russett School's post 08/03/2024

Thank you to those who entered our 'book in a box' competition, all of the story boxes were fantastic and we appreciate the time and effort put into them. Pupils have received certificates and prizes today in collective worship. Congratulations to Harrison who was our winning entry with his non-fiction book in a box about Duck Billed Platypus!

Photos from The Russett School's post 08/03/2024

Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day yesterday. Well done and thank you to everyone who came dressed up, we had some fantastic costumes! Pupils engaged in exciting activities linked to a book in class as well as partaking in a workshop earlier on in the week.


👩‍👧‍👦 Parenting a child with special needs brings unique challenges, including navigating behaviours like smearing.

🌟 Understanding the reasons behind it is our first step towards finding solutions that work for our little ones. 💪 Let's explore alternatives together, from sensory-friendly textures to calming aromatherapy oils. 🌺

Every small victory on this journey is a triumph; we're in it together! 🤝

Our advice is found here 👉



ALUMNI GET TOGETHER - Thursday 21st March, 10.30-12pm
Shout out to all ex-students, we are having an Easter meet up in the Orchard at The Russett School.
We love to see our ex-students and hear all about the things they are doing now.
Please share this post with families and carers and contact school on 01606 853005 if you want to know more about our Alumni Group.


Parent Workshops:
Please see below parent workshops that will be held in The Orchard. Please call the school office 01606 853005 or email [email protected] if you would like to secure a place.

Communication Workshop: 13/3/2024
A chance for parents/carers to enhance their understanding of our Total Communication approach, including time to create individual, personalised visual aids (specific symbols, personalised PODD boards, motivating reward charts

Sensory Processing - 17/4/2024
The session will focus on how developing an understanding of sensory processing, and how we can support pupils who encounter difficulties. We will look into the different senses, strategies to support and how we promote regulation.

Managing behaviours that challenge - 02/05/2024
A look into how behaviours that challenge can be managed and understood more clearly. The session will focus on a
Positive Support Approach, how it is implemented within the Russett and how we can use effective strategies to
manage challenges when they occur.


📢 7 Days to go to No Limits!

We're all set now, we hope that you can come along to No Limits on Saturday the 2nd March at 12 pm at Northwich Memorial Court (Brio Leisure}

We'll be opening the doors at 12 noon, but we politely ask you to acknowledge 'quiet time' please, the lights will be dimmed also until 12.30pm.

Accessible, informative, fun, Free - What's not to like! 😃

Keep a look out for the detailed programme to be published next week, but meanwhile check out our update here:


We are excited to announce our new Family and Toddler session. Play based learning sessions for children with additional needs aged 6 months to 5 years and their families.

Every Friday morning at 9.30 – 11.00 at Victoria Road Children's Centre, Neumann St, Northwich CW9 5UT.

No need to book just come along and join the fun!


Wishing everybody a happy and safe half term break.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 26th February.
Kindest Regards

Photos from The Russett School's post 12/02/2024

What a beautiful morning for a walk up Old Pale at Delamere.
So off went Oak class!
They enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits when they reached the top.


A reminder for all parents/carers that LDCAMHS are holding a Coffee Morning in school on Wednesday 14th February. This will be a good opportunity to speak to the LDCAMHS nurses and get information about the Signposting Course that they will be running in school after half term.

Photos from Energise by Endorphins's post 07/02/2024
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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
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