Ready to listen,
ready to learn together

Welcome to Epinay

I have had the privilege of being Head Teacher at Epinay Business and Enterprise School since January 2017. I have spent my full working career in special needs schools, a job I find tremendously rewarding. I like to think that I have a lot to offer as a leader in a special school, I have had a number of positions within school including teaching assistant, HLTA, Pastoral Manager, Residential Child Care Officer, Teacher, middle leader, Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head of School and Head Teacher.

‘Ready to listen, ready to learn together’ is something that we strive to work towards every day, we have worked extremely hard in giving children an enriching and creative education that equips them with the skills and attributes they will need to support them to develop as happy, confident and independent learners who are prepared for adulthood.

Mr Christopher Rue,

Head Teacher

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Testimonials


When my son goes to the park, he feels misunderstood and other children laugh at him but at school everyone understands him in school, we are all a big happy family

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We're bursting with pride. My daughter has come along way and with Epinay's support, she's shining. Thank you again to Mr Rue and all the fabulous staff who support her.

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Absolutely love seeing how happy my son has been since joining the school in September 2019, I feel like I’ve got a new child. Thank you.

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An amazing journey so far. From an emotional none verbal frustrated none sociable little girl to an amazing chatter box controllable inquisitive curious friendly lovable growing little princess. All areas of being at Epinay school has meant the world to us all.

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My daughter loved her first year in Epinay. Making loads of new friends and getting two Head Teacher awards, as well as helping raise funds for the school. She also loved Flamingoland and starting in the choir, her favourite lesson is cooking.

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Billy from Relationship Works has really helped me with my anger issues. I do still get angry but the sessions with Billy really helped me understand and use techniques to help calm myself.

Year 8 Pupil

Epinay School is outstanding, when my daughter started there 3 years ago she lacked in all subjects since then she thrives in all she does, loves school, always smiling and happy nothing fazes her best thing i ever done was letting lily go to this school, the new school is amazing best move ever, and the teachers go above and beyond for all pupils.

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Epinay School has been our journey into school and what a fantastic opportunity it has been for my son. The school are so welcoming, children are all so happy and cared for and the parent’s supported however they can. Whenever you have a question the school (and especially Phase 1 staff) couldn’t be more helpful. Due to this school my son has grown in confidence, achieved things I never thought would be possible and has been welcomed into what can only be described as a family not a school.

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Epinay has been the best thing for our son, he used to find it extremely difficult to socialise correctly with his peer’s in mainstream schooling and learning he was extremely behind, since our son has gone to Epinay he has grown each year. The school has amazing staff! From the very top to the bottom, all of the staff are amazing. We regularly see staff when out and about and every single one of them recognise our son, say hello and stop for a conversation (which is heartwarming). The school have always been supporting of us and our son whether in school or out of school, our son is now within the life skill hub and it has been amazing for him, his current and also previous teachers have been extremely supportive for myself and my husband we’ve had tears and smiles through the years and they have been amazing, I regularly (daily) speak to our son's teacher, we couldn’t ask for anything better from themselves. THANK YOU SO MUCH EPINAY.

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