Emma holds up one of her reading booksA pupil and support worker Yoga session with our young people

East Park school provides education to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19, with additional support  needs. All pupils have a significant learning difficulty coupled with additional disabilities including physical disability, sensory impairment, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Attachment disorder, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and challenging behaviour. A high proportion of the pupils are on the autistic spectrum and require specialist techniques and strategies in order to minimise the impact of their barriers to learning.  East Park provides comprehensive and appropriate learning environments and opportunities for this group of children/young people, for example through:

  • Personal learning plans
  • Individual and group teaching and learning
  • Elaborated curriculum based on the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Post-eighteen education
  • Links with colleges and other schools
  • Specialised resources and equipment
  • Use of community facilities and amenities

Many are non-verbal communicators, a significant number require intimate and personal care, the majority have no sense of danger, and all require a high staff ratio to enable them to successfully and appropriately access the full curriculum and the community.

Many of the young people have been referred to East Park after other placements have broken down.

School Term Dates

Calendar of Events at East Park

2019 Return Date
Monday 7th January 2019

Pupils finish for February Break
Friday 8th February 2019 at 3pm

February Break
Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th February 2019

In Service
Wednesday 13th February 2019

Pupil Return Date
Thursday 14th February 2019

Pupils finish for Spring Holiday
Friday 29th March 2019 at 3pm

Spring Holiday
Monday 1st April to Friday 12th April 2019 (inclusive)

Pupil Return Date
Monday 15th April 2019

Pupils finish for Easter Weekend
Thursday 18th May 2019 at 3pm

Easter Weekend
Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April 2019

Pupil Return Date
Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Pupils finish for May Holiday
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3pm

May Holiday
Monday 6th May 2019 to Tuesday 7th May 2019 (inclusive)

In Service Day
Tuesday 7th May

Pupil Return Date
Wednesday 8th May

Pupils finish for May Weekend Pupils
Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 3pm

May Weekend
Friday 24th May and Monday 27th May 2019

Pupil Return Date
Tuesday 28th May 2019

Pupils finish for Summer Break
Friday 28th June 2019 at 2:30pm