Find out all about George Hastwell School

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Message from the Headteacher

Welcome to the George Hastwell School website and thank you for taking the time to visit our site.

On these pages you will find a wide range of information about our school, what we offer and what life is like here for our students.

George Hastwell is  a 2 - 19 special school located on Walney Island, serving the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness and much of the Furness Peninsular.

All of our pupils have severe or profound learning difficulties, and some have associated complex needs.

Our pupils are talented and enthusiastic, and we have high expectations for them.

We aim to develop them as individuals, and to foster independence throughout the curriculum and beyond. We provide practical learning opportunities in and around the school and in the community to help learners to apply and generalise their skills. 

I hope that you find this website useful, but should you require any further information or would like to arrange a school visit please contact us at

Karen Baxter


Headteacher: Mrs Karen Baxter



Moor Tarn La, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3LW

Tel: 01229 475253

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George Hastwell School is part of The Queen Katherine Multi-Academy Trust, an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

It is registered in England and Wales under the Company Number: 7472799 VAT Number: 113 3357 50