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Welcome to Ancora House School

Ancora House School is a short stay provision; we provide education and support to young people who are admitted to Ancora House. Ancora House is the North West Tier 4  in-patient service for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. 

At Ancora House School we believe that every child deserves an education that enables them to fulfil their potential; many of the children and young people we support are facing major challenges in their lives and it is our role to ensure that barriers are addressed and that all students make rapid personal, social and educational progress.

Whatever the circumstances surrounding admission, Ancora House School offers a safe and friendly environment for young people to continue with their education. The team of teachers, teaching assistants, transition staff and administration staff work closely with home schools and colleges so that young people remain engaged with their learning despite their admission to hospital.

Ancora House School also provides education for children and young people in the Cheshire West and Chester locality who cannot access their mainstream school because of their medical needs; this element of the school operates from our Learning Hub in Blacon. The Hub has close working partnerships with our locality schools.

Through the work of our experienced transition support team, skilled Post -16 advice and guidance and our social and emotional well-being curriculum, we aim for children and young people to leave our service well prepared for the next stage of their lives.

24.03.2020 Homeschooling Links you may find useful during our current closure

School web address                                        ancorahouseschool.co.uk

You can find a selection of school resources on the school website.   

To access activities, click on ‘Independent Studies and Activities’ which will open up a list of subjects. 

If you then click on the subject you would like to look at, you will see a selection of activities.

Google Classroom web address                 classroom.google.com

To access school work, enter the google classroom web address in the search bar.

Enter your username/email and password to login.  If you don’t have your username and password, get in touch with your point of contact.

You will need to click on ‘join’ to access work for each subject.

If you have any questions about your work, please click on the envelope next to your teachers’ name which can be found under ‘people’.

Free Online Resources                                  Twinkl.co.uk

To create a free account, first go to Twinkl.co.uk. 

Across the top there’s a banner that says ‘Coronavirus Home Learning Support Page’.  Click on this link and it will take you to a new tab where you can 'redeem your offer code' which will give you free access to resources.

There, you can create a new account.  Enter the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' into the box that asks for an offer code.  You can then press sign up and subscribe now and you're ready to access a variety of activities.

Keeping Active at home

If you put ‘Joe Wicks YouTube’ in your search bar and then scroll down a little to select ‘The Body Coach TV – YouTube’

Then scroll down a little and you will see ‘P.E with Joe’ Click on this link for short P.E classes at home.

Learning about our Natural World

David Attenborough’s ‘Our Planet’ is available to watch on Netflix

Museums Virtual Tour

If you type ‘travel and leisure 12 famous museums tour’ in to your search bar and then select the option that begins with ‘Stuck at Home? ….’

You should then be able to click on links under each museum to access virtual tours!


See you when we’re back, which hopefully will be sooner rather than later!

Your Education Team


Building resilience for future success

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

Tel: 01244 397598 | Email: admin@ancora.cheshire.sch.uk