Queen’s Croft High School

Queen’s Croft High School is a 11-19 special school in the heart of Lichfield, in eye-sight of our city’s cathedral, and is a well-respected and much sought after setting which provides exemplary support for its students.

The school is graded OFSTED ‘Good’ and is consistent in providing the most appropriate and challenging curriculum for each child which is personalised to match each child’s individual needs. The school is a setting for youngsters who find learning difficult, and serves children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities, but they are supported by a passionate and committed team who are always ready to go the extra mile for every single one of them.

Every student is highly prized and valued and they are stimulated by exciting, inspiring and engaging activities that support their development. This is amidst high standards of behaviour and high standards of care. Every student is given the opportunity to achieve their milestones – with due support and nurture – and aspirations are set high and on meeting the parameters of the National Curriculum.

The school’s aims strive to secure the educational attainment, the social and communication skills, and the emotional resilience to support each child’s lifelong inclusion in wider society.

Debbie Bailey

Birmingham Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6PJ

01543 227 245



  • Students of Queen’s Croft will feel safe at school and secure in being able to discover and explore their individual ambitions and interests both inside and outside of their school environment.
  • Students at Queen’s Croft will be offered an education where delivery is of the highest standard and appropriately nurtures, supports and challenges their social, educational and personal development.
  • Students at Queen’s Croft will be helped to develop a transferable toolkit of skills and offered appropriate opportunities to support their transition into wider society.

Undoubtedly, the Queen’s Croft community celebrates individual success by ensuring that everyone has their voice, contributions and achievements fully recognised and fairly rewarded and this reflected in the school’s values:

  • Kindness – Every member of the Queen’s Croft community demonstrate kindness, compassion and consideration in every action and interaction.
  • Inclusion – The school environment, every activity and every project is designed to be fully inclusive.
  • Respect – We demonstrate respect for other people, organisations and the environment in everything we do.
  • Community – We will demonstrate meaningful interactions to show that Queen’s Croft High School is influential and at the heart of the local community.
  • Learning – We offer exceptional learning opportunities through our teaching, pastoral and enrichment practice to support our students in achieving their full potential.
  • Success – We recognise success in the students’ experience of Queen’s Croft High School and in their individual destinations including further education, work, family life and social context.

Debbie Bailey, the school‘s Headteacher, is hugely experienced and has had a long and successful career in supporting and inspiring children with a wide range of additional needs from pre-school to Sixth Form. She is passionate about Queen’s Croft, is fiercely determined to further improve the school, and is ambitious for every child’s capacity to grow, blossom and flourish.

Equally, Debbie is hugely committed to developing her own expertise through research and education and her specialisms in behaviour management, well-being and leadership are hugely advantageous to her work in the school.

Debbie has an absolute focus on providing students with challenging and engaging learning opportunities and believes her core purpose is to ensure students are happy, safe and feel appreciated for who they are. She believes this is the best foundation for students to make academic progress and reach their potential and prepare for the next stage of their life.