"The school is an inspiring setting in which pupils are constructively supported to overcome barriers to learning, including physical disability". OFSTED report, January 2018
Exceptional care and education for disabled students
Choosing a school for a child with a physical disability is a huge decision. It is crucial to find an environment where they receive real care, the right support, specialist attention, as well as an excellent education.
We are a non-maintained special school for 2 to 16-year-old + students with physical disabilities. However, some students with particular learning/emotional difficulties may stay with us until the age of 19. We have room for over 70 weekly and termly residential and up to 40 day places. We welcome young people from all over the UK and overseas.
As one of the largest and most respected schools of our kind in the UK, we harness our expertise to challenge and nurture our students to help them lead the fullest and most fulfilling life possible. Here your child will be safe and happy, with all aspects of their wellbeing catered for.
Our key strength lies in our holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, which encompasses education, residential and pastoral care, therapy, medical support and independence training to deliver the best disabled education.
Currently 68% of School and College students have cerebral palsy. However, we welcome young people with a wide range of physical conditions, including those with associated sensory or cognitive difficulties. Over 90% of our students are wheelchair users and over 40% are non-verbal or require support from augmentative and alternative communication equipment. We also cater for students with degenerative or life-limiting conditions.
All our teachers have experience in special education as well as in their own areas of specialisation. They work in collaboration with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines including care and medical staff, therapists and psychologists. This highly skilled and dedicated team, supported by state-of-the-art equipment to aid disabled students with their mobility, communication and education, provide your child with the bespoke care and unique educational package that will help them learn and develop.