A new Northstar

A new guiding light


Northstar New School

Northstar New School is designed to meet the needs of children who cannot cope in a mainstream school. Pupils will often have a history of very challenging behaviour within a school setting and perhaps at home. We offer a strong and stable staff team who are experienced and passionate about giving these children new chances. We would like to give them and their families a new north star, a new direction and focus for their educational life.
We are most successful when we help rekindle a curiosity for life and love of ideas. Getting pupils back into mainstream is always our goal.
We want to give those pupils a new sense of belonging. This will positively impact their wellbeing and ability to achieve.
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Euan Macdonald


Our Mission

To re-engage children who have not been able access education, due to the nature and complexity of their needs, through individualised and group learning.

Our Curriculum

Northstar has a broad and balanced curriculum that can be adapted to each child’s needs.

Pupils Activities

Ofsted rated - Good Provider


The school is held in high regard by parents and carers. They feel that this school has made a significant difference to their children’s behaviour, well-being and happiness…


Parents Views

" J has made amazing progress this year, I have never seen him so happy to attend school even complaining when he was sick, because he wanted to go in... "
" The school is excellent at keeping me informed about D’s daily progress. I get detailed emails whenever there is a significant triumph or achievement or if something challenging has happened. This is an excellent school with excellent staff who are completely committed to their pupils. D loves it!! It has been a great relief to me to see how well he is progressing... "
" M absolutely loves coming to this school despite the long cab ride in. It will be hard having him move schools because of location, I have cried many nights over this, but because of his severe ASD, I will break it to him over the holiday... "
" P is now so much better at home, helping out and doing well back in mainstream. Thank you for giving me my son back... "
" The support and knowledge in dealing with behaviour problems is incredible! Even when as a parent I’m feeling overwhelmed, the school are there to lend a helping hand. My oldest boy attended and now my oldest girl is attending. I wish all my children could attend... "