Our Schools Ashgate Croft School Ashgate Croft School is an Area Special School within Derbyshire Local Authority, with 136 pupils currently on role (YR-Y14), ranging widely in cognitive and physical ability and needs. The majority of pupils have severe learning difficulties and would have difficulty coping in a mainstream school. Some of our pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties, with an increasing number on the autism spectrum. A few pupils have moderate learning difficulties. Class sizes range from 6-12 pupils. Smaller class sizes have become an essential feature of education for some pupils with autism and/or extremely challenging behaviour. School Info News & Newsletters Calendar Our Staff Governors Contact Us If you cannot find what you're looking for, please contact us using our provided details and Jenni Catton, Sarah Coleman, or Judith Hyde will be more than happy to help.