Welcome to Alderman Knight School


Alderman Knight is a very successful and well-established special school for children aged 7 to 19 with moderate and additional learning difficulties, complex needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The majority of our pupils live within the Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds area but the school is also able to take pupils from outside the local area as the need arises.

We are very proud to have been rated as an Outstanding school by Ofsted on our last three inspections giving Alderman Knight an excellent reputation. With a highly skilled and dedicated staff team we work together to ensure all children experience an exciting curriculum, tailored to meet their individual needs. As a result, there is a safe, caring and supportive ethos across the school that enables the children to be happy at school and achieve well in their learning.

The school buildings provide a carefully designed learning environment for our pupils, allowing them to access amazing facilities across the school, from specialist classrooms including a life skills flat to a sensory room and outdoor play equipment. The school has been further developed over recent years with the addition of our Post 16 Centre in 2016 and a new build, Knight View, that opened in September 2021.

Values and Ethos

Vision Statement

The school wishes to be recognised as a dynamic, vibrant, centre of excellence that is an integral part of the local community and county's provision for pupils with special educational needs and wholly committed to ensuring they grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.

Aim of the School

 "To provide a supportive learning community that enables all children to thrive

  • Pupils are provided with an enriched and extended curriculum, tailored to individual needs. This will help them develop positive feelings of self-worth and confidence and will enable them to make a successful transition to adulthood and be active and responsible citizens.
  • Parents, carers and families are encouraged and enabled to engage in their children's learning. They will be consulted and involved in decision-making processes and this will enable the school to ensure provision both for their children and themselves is accurately matched to need.
  • Staff will have their individual needs recognised and will be helped to build on their strengths and enabled to develop their skills further through appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • It works together with its local community of schools to extend the opportunities for all pupils to develop their individual strengths and potential.

Work For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.