Growth through personal
& social


A very warm welcome from Principal Nick White

We are a warm, welcoming, inclusive day and residential school. We cater for 7-19 year old students with a wide range of special educational needs. We have particular strengths in meeting speech language and communication needs allied to moderate to severe learning difficulties and autistic traits. Our students have a range of educational and/or medical diagnoses.

Many parents first hear about us from friends and colleagues, who suggest that they “come and take a look”. Often, that first visit is what convinces them that we have the qualities, attitude and detailed provision they seek for their child.

Our Offer

We offer a curriculum based on the needs of our students, which takes account of the requirements of the National Curriculum, and which is highly modified and adapted to meet their needs. Our own version of the “three Rs” states that learning should be Relevant, Realistic and Rewarding. As a consequence, we do not describe learning and teaching in terms of traditional school subjects.

Core Values
Curriculum Model
Residential Care

Holistic Approach

Our approach is to fully integrate therapies into the curriculum. We have chosen our therapists carefully and they are integral and valued members of our team. Our speech and language team is directly employed by the school and our Occupational Therapist, physio and art and play psychotherapists are directly commissioned by us to work with all those students who need their specialised input.

Forest School
Speech, Language & Communication
Music Therapy
Medical Needs
Behaviour Management
Food & Nutrition
Performing & Creative Arts
Occupational Therapy

Parent Zone

Welcome to the Parent Zone. Below you will find our school calendar, key dates, Admission Policies, details about Uniform, school prospectus and contact details.

Download our Spring 2017 Newsletter here:

Newsletter - Spring 2017


Key Dates
  • Sun 18 Jun
  • Mon 19 Jun
  • Tue 20 Jun
  • Wed 21 Jun
  • Thu 22 Jun
  • Fri 23 Jun
  • Sat 24 Jun
  • January 2017
  • 3rd - Spring Term Begins
  • February 2017
  • 10th - Break for Half Term
  • 20th - Staff Inset Day
  • 21st - Staff Inset Day
  • 22nd - Half Term Ends
  • March 2017
  • 31st - End of Spring Term
  • April 2017
  • 2nd - Easter Egg Bike Run
  • 18th - Summer Term Begins
  • 21st - Fund raising meeting
  • May 2017
  • 4th - Parents Forum
  • 21st - Fun Run
  • 26th - Break for Half Term
  • June 2017
  • 5th - Half Term Ends
  • 25th - Summer Fayre
  • 27th - Sports Afternoon
  • 28th - Parents Forum
  • July 2017
  • 11th - Afternoon Performance
  • 13th - Evening Performance
  • 20th - Summer BBQ
  • 21st - End of Summer Term
  • September 2017
  • 6th - Autumn term begins
  • October 2017
  • 20th - Break for Half Term
  • 30th - Students return
  • December 2017
  • 20th - Last day of term
  • January 2018
  • 8th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2018
  • 9th - Break for Half Term
  • 19th - Students return
  • March 2018
  • 29th - Last day of Term
  • April 2018
  • 16th - Summer term begins
  • May 2018
  • 25th - Break for Half Term
  • June 2018
  • 4th - Students return
  • July 2018
  • 24th - Last day of term

Work for us


Academy Business Manager

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Business Manager.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Strategic Leadership Team.  The role description and competence criteria in respect of this position and a copy of the application can be found below:

Letter to applicant


Important guidance notes

Job Description and Specification

Application form

Closing date: Tuesday 4th July, midday                        Interview date: Monday 17th July