We provide co-educational facilities for up to 70 children and young people together with weekly residential facilities for up to 28 young people.
There is continuity of learning and care from primary age through to further education.
The school has a large hall/gymnasium, a dining room, a range of ICT facilities, a social communication room, a well-equipped library and a careers library for our young people in further education.
We offer many different activities both in school and in the community. These may include:
- regular swimming sessions at the local pool
- weekly trips into the community to support learning
- rock climbing (secondary students)
- skiing, water-skiing and outward bound activities (further education students)
- expressive arts
- drama lessons.
Primary school: pupils aged 5-11 (three classes)
Secondary school: pupils aged 11-16 (five classes)
Further Education Department: students aged 16-19 in tutor groups
Our two full-time Speech and Language Therapists work with all our children and young people in school and in the residences.
They draw up a plan for each of them which outlines how their language and communication skills can progress.
They run ‘circle time’ groups for our primary children and social communication groups at secondary and further education level. They also work with small groups and individuals, where extra help is needed. The team supports parents, often sending learning materials home. They train staff and keep them up-to-date with each individual’s progress.
Our Psychology department comprises an Educational Psychologist and two Assistant Psychologists, who build a profile for every child in the school. They conduct individual sessions and work in class groups at school and in the Further Education
Department. They provide a night-time service at the residences and support our Short Break service.
We contract an Occupational Therapist who comes into school to work alongside our staff to develop sensory profiles and curriculum support.