Specialist Muscular Dystrophy School

Treloar’s understands the special educational, care and health needs of young people with muscular dystrophy. Typically in any year around 20 of the students at this specialist school have this degenerative disease which usually effects boys. With extensive expertise in the education, health and care of children with muscular dystrophy, our professional team understands the physical and emotional effects of the disability and work both with individual students and groups of students with muscular dystrophy to support them at School or College and prepare them for the future.

Treloar School and College provide education for children and young people with muscular dystrophy and other complex disabilities between the ages of 2 and 25 from throughout the country. We offer both residential and non-residential options and a wide range of on-site health and care services to reduce the amount of time that students with muscular dystrophy spend away from education whilst attending appointments. As the condition progresses our on-site assistive technology team are also on hand to ensure that the students have the necessary equipment to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

We cater for all levels of complexity and ability. Student classes range from primary phase through to College vocational courses delivered either at Treloar’s or at the nearly mainstream sixth form, Alton College, with the support of the expert Treloar’s staff. We focus from the start on the possible outcomes for the young person and will work with them, the family and the local authority teams to achieve the best possible results for the young person, whether that be more independence, attending university or gaining employment, to name a few of the possible destinations after education.

At Treloar’s we believe that muscular dystrophy and other complex disabilities should not be a barrier to receiving an education and gaining the most out of life.