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Residential Services

We do not only provide day education but we also provide a range of residential services, most of which is located in the grounds of the school. Clayton Croft Childrens Home provides an all year round residential services, whereas Thurnscoe House and Studios provide a weekly and flexible boarding service.

Our residential care is tailored to each child

"...we don't feel we can leave her with anyone else."  Parent

The three residences, Clayton Croft, Thurnscoe House, and Thurnscoe Studios are all rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. We make sure that they are safe, secure and happy places for your child to live. Clayton Croft and Thurnscoe Studios are located in the school grounds, an easy walk to and from school. Thurnscoe House is located just over a mile away from the school in the village of Thurnscoe, which has shops, a modern health centre, chemists and many community activities and groups which welcome our children.

All of our residential provision is decorated and equipped to be low arousal, safe and secure. Children and young people are encouraged to make choices that enhance their daily lives, including what they would like to wear and eat. We try to ensure that your child makes healthy meal choices and that physical health is promoted.

Our large and experienced team of people who look after your child have very close links with the daily life of the school, supporting their teachers and carers. They will accompany your child to school each morning and make sure they are formally handed over into the care of their teacher. However, we do more than this, our residential care strategies are linked closely with educational targets, informed by specialist input and underpinned by our autism specific model of support.

"They know how to meet his needs and use visual timetables. There is a lot of input from the Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist." A social worker's comments to Ofsted.

Our assessment and planning process ensure that your child settles in quickly with the minimum of disruption.

"Staff are well trained to provide the structure, positivity, empathy and low-arousal environment that children and young people need."  Ofsted. 

"All staff undertake a comprehensive induction and training programme, which gives them the skills and knowledge to support residential pupils with complex needs."  Ofsted.

A placing authority commented, ‘All the staff are committed to providing high standards of care and work. We are very satisfied that our children are progressing well and everyone is working hard to maintain standards.’ " Ofsted.

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