To enable everyone to realise their potential and be the best that they can be

Mirren Park School offers a supportive and targeted curriculum to some of the country’s most vulnerable and challenged secondary school aged pupils.

Our curriculum for excellence

This curriculum is more than curriculum areas and subjects: it is the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education.

Outcomes and achievements

We believe that the culture, and positive relationships, within Mirren Park School are very special, and enable children and young people to achieve their full potential.

Challenge, Choice, Change

Welcome from the Head of Education

Mirren Park is an independent school located in the heart of Paisley, Renfrewshire where it forms part of the core of community facilities and partnerships designed to promote both the successful development of its pupils and enrich the life of the local and wider community.

The school caters for up to 30 pupils between the ages of 11-18, where their mainstream education placement is no longer appropriate and a more supportive and engaging provision is required. Some of our pupils have Additional Support Needs associated with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, mild Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders; all achieve National Qualification unit and course awards from National 2 to Higher level as well as wider achievement such as ASDAN.

The school offers a full curriculum experience, but one which is organised and presented in a way that is more supportive, motivational, relevant and capable of engaging both vulnerable and challenging pupils.

Anthony Dowling – Head of Education
Map showing the locations of Young Foundations step-down, and specialist education, services

Mirren Park School is proud to be part of Young Foundations

Young Foundations is an award winning organisation, providing step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young adults.

We specialise in residential step-down services for children and young people with complex needs, including autism, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.

Our creative and nurturing approach focuses on each individual and delivers a targeted programme of support specifically designed around them.