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Our Story

Our Story

Pioneer School was formerly two separate schools – Elmbrook School and Moat

House School, both based in Church Road Basildon.

Elmbrook School catered for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties

And pupils with complex learning difficulties aged 3 – 19 and Moat House School

catered for pupils with moderate learning difficulties aged 5 – 16.

The two schools amalgamated in September 2003 to form Pioneer School but were

still based on the two separate campuses.

In January 2009, after many years of fundraising and planning, the school moved

into a new, purpose built premises on the current site.  Planning for further

development continued and a new wing funded by the Building Schools

for the Future programme, opened in September 2011.  The facilities this produced

are of high quality and provide state of the art resources to support the curriculum

and student learning.

Pioneer became an academy in June 2012 as part of Academies Enterprise Trust.