I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our fantastic website which I hope gives you an insight into Cockburn School.

After starting work at Cockburn School  in September 1998 as a newly qualified maths teacher it is truly an honour to be able to lead the school as Head since 2017 on its journey of “Transformation to Excellence”.

Our Values and Expectations define us and we demand excellence from staff and students in everything we do. As a result for many years now students leave us making exceptional progress. This is why Cockburn School is one of the most popular and successful schools locally and nationally.

Cockburn School has been judged to be Outstanding in all areas. The entire Cockburn School community is overwhelmingly proud of the feedback provided by Ofsted in February 2022. This result reflects a significant, whole team effort and strong partnership working. Each member of staff, family and young person has played a central role in ensuring that Cockburn School continues to provide an outstanding education which emphasises real-world, future-focused learning and career opportunities, irrespective of difference and challenge.

Cockburn School students have access to excellent facilities, resources and hard- working, highly competent staff who always go the extra mile to ensure they are successful and have a world class educational experience.

Our aim is always to ensure that our students leave Cockburn School with core values, skills and knowledge to be successful citizens in the modern world we live in.

Being part of the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust and also the school’s designation as National Support School means we can work with other schools in the community sharing best practice that impacts positively on the lives of children and families in the local area.

The future for all our students and stakeholders is an exciting and challenging one.

I look forward to another excellent year at Cockburn School and building upon the successful foundations and opportunities that are in place.

Mr R Dixon
Head of School