Phoenix School

Phoenix School is the specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to Cygnet Hospital Sheffield. Teaching happens within a well resourced school unit, equipped with an ICT suite and interactive whiteboards. The school also has access to a kitchen, gymnasium, outside courtyard and therapeutic garden.
“At Phoenix School our aim is to ensure students are successful following discharge. High expectations of what students can achieve, effective communications with schools and good quality teaching ensure that students continue making academic progress during their stay.

“At discharge, our teaching and clinical staff will provide community teams with the necessary information and advice to ensure an effective transition is made to the next stage of recovery.

“We have created a safe environment where students are encouraged to take risks and challenge preconceptions so they can move forwards and live full, rewarding lives.” Ed Hall – Head of Education

The below academic sessions sit within the blocks marked ‘education’ on the example timetable:

  • KS3/4: 4 x Maths, 4 x English, 3 x Science, 1 x Digital Making, 1 x Citizenship/PSHE, 1 x Humanities, 1 x Art, 1 x Fitness.
  • KS5: 14 x personalised sessions, 1 x Citizenship/PSE, 1 x Fitness.
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“Phoenix school has helped me build a future for myself after being in hospital, and let me see past the problems I was facing.”Student

A Rights Respecting School

The Phoenix School has bronze status as a Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting School Award is an initiative run by UNICEF UK which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of its ethos and curriculum. A Rights Respecting School teaches about children’s rights and also models rights and respect in all its relationships.


The Phoenix School includes the following teaching and non-teaching staff:

  • Susannah Burnside – Headteacher
  • Jonathan Marshall – Teacher and Exams Officer
  • Amy White – Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for LAC
  • Davina Kempson – Teacher
  • Rebecca Price – Education Officer
  • Jenny Hunter – National SEN Case Co-ordinator

“I’ve been to four hospitals and education is definitely the best here.”Student


Susannah Burnside, Tel: 0114 279 3328
Email: [email protected]
Address: Cygnet Hospital Sheffield, 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 3PX

“Thank you so much for the support you have given my daughter. She was really struggling at college before her admission, and now she has a smile back on her face.”Parent

Document Downloads

Download our Ofsted Report
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Download our Cygnet Schools, Information for Parents, Carers & Professionals
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Download our Behaviour Policy
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Download our Anti-bullying Policy
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Download our Health and Safety Policy
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Download our First Aid Policy
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Download our Complaints Policy
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Download our School Attendance policy
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Download our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy (This policy is in review)
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Information for parents about safeguarding in Cygnet schools
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Privacy Notice – Cygnet Schools
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