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.

If you require further information regarding our curriculum please contact the Deputy Principal on 01322 664441.

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


Key Dates
  • Sun 16 Sep
  • Mon 17 Sep
  • Tue 18 Sep
  • Wed 19 Sep
  • Thu 20 Sep
  • Fri 21 Sep
  • Sat 22 Sep
  • September 2018
  • 3rd - Staff Inset Day
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 5th - Staff Inset Day
  • 6th - Autumn Terms begins
  • October 2018
  • 19th - Break for Half Term
  • 29th - Students return
  • 29th - Shakespeare Performance - 7pm
  • December 2018
  • 6th - Christmas Fair
  • 10th - Afternoon Performance
  • 12th - Evening Performance
  • 18th - Christmas Lunch
  • 19th - End of Autumn Term
  • 25th - Christmas Day
  • 26th - Boxing Day
  • January 2019
  • 1st - New Years Day
  • 3rd - Staff Inset Day
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 7th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2019
  • 15th - Break for half term
  • 25th - Students return
  • April 2019
  • 5th - End of Spring Term
  • 19th - Good Friday
  • 22nd - Easter Monday
  • 23rd - Summer term begins
  • May 2019
  • 6th - May Bank Holiday
  • 24th - Break for half term
  • 27th - Spring Bank Holiday
  • June 2019
  • 3rd - Students return
  • July 2019
  • 23rd - End of Summer Term
  • August 2019
  • 26th - Summer Bank Holiday
  • December 2019
  • 25th - Christmas Day
  • 26th - Boxing Day

Work for us


There are no vacancies at present.