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The Blue Tangerine Federation

Specialist & Special Educational Needs Schools

'Promoting the Abilities in Disability'


When considering a name for the federation of schools, the term 'Blue Tangerine' seemed to capture the feel and ethos of our schools.  A 'Blue Tangerine' in Urban Dictionary Terms means 'Different in a good way and, indescribably beautiful!'  We felt this summed up our children and adults nicely!  We celebrate our differences and are proud of who we are. 

As a federation of schools, we are ultimately focused on improving possibilities for our pupils by being better, together.  By securing exceptionally skilled adults to lead relevant and purposeful curricula, teaching and support across our schools is improving our provision.   We innovate and look outwards, confident in our direction of travel and what needs to be done. We are persistent in our lobbying for appropriate funding in order to provide specific SEND resources, further staff training and improve our infrastructure and fundraise ferociously to improve the schools for the children and young adults.

Our schools' ethos and values are tangible. We value every child's abilities - supporting them to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant for their childhood and transition to successful adulthood in our mainstream world.  We look after ourselves, we look after each other, we look after the environment and we look after our learning.  We work to enable the individual to be proud of their difference and their special characteristics to create improved self-esteem in order that they thrive.  The importance of this throughout the pandemic and beyond resonates as essential part of our provision.

We hope the website gives you a good indication of what we are and our values.  We look forward to welcoming you to what we consider are our very special schools.

Best wishes,

Stephen Hoult-Allen

Executive Headteacher

See us at The Chelsea Flower Show May 2022