Pennine House School is an independent school for young people aged 13–18 years who are admitted in to the two adolescent units situated with Pennine House at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury.
The 22-bedded service, which is managed by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, comprises of two wards; Hope Unit which has 12 beds and an average length of stay of 12 weeks, and Horizon Unit which has 10 beds and an average length of stay of 12 months. All of our learners have a mental health diagnosis and are referred to either the Hope and Horizon Unit for medical and psychiatric care.
Learners who have not reached school leaving age need to attend as usual so long as they are well enough to do so. Where a learner does not feel well enough to attend lessons, staff will engage them with their learning on the ward.
School and nursing staff work very closely together with the aim of providing the best education for our learners, taking into account their mental health needs.