Coxlease School is a specialist residential school for boys aged 9 to 18 with severe behavioural,
emotional and social difficulties. Coxlease School has a strong reputation for providing highly
effective care, education, therapy, welfare and support for boys who may have experienced trauma, inconsistent and confusing care and emotional rejection. Located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire it is
close to the M27 and M3, approximately two hours drive and a 90 minute train journey from
The school is set within ten acres of grounds and woodland which provides pupils with a safe
environment in which to learn, have fun and grow. This stable and caring environment combined
with high staff to pupil ratios ensures that every pupil at Coxlease has the opportunity to develop
their ability, share new experiences and reach their full potential.
Placements are on a day or residential basis, weekly or for up to 52 weeks of the year and respite
is also available during the holidays where required.
The on-site education department has full DCSF approval and all pupils are expected to attend and
wear school uniform. The full National Curriculum is provided which is broad, balanced and
modified to meet each pupil's needs according to their Individual Education Plan. Classes are a
maximum of six pupils with a minimum of two staff to a group to allow for intensive and
Outdoor facilities include games and adventure areas for developing outdoor skills. A new sports
hall provides for football, basketball and other indoor sports. Residential accommodation is split
into nine small homely bases for up to seven boys both on and off site.
Through an integrated approach to education, care and therapy we aim to give young people
with severe and challenging behavioural issues the opportunity to make positive changes in their
lives, achieve their full potential and integrate into the wider community.
Rugeley Horizon School
Rugeley Horizon School is a residential school specialising in the education and care of young
people aged 4 to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.
The school is situated in the heart of Staffordshire, close to Rugeley, Lichfield and picturesque
Cannock Chase. Access is easily gained from the Midland motorway network.
Education sessions are provided for 40 weeks of the year with the residences offering a further 2
Education - Emphasis is placed on physical education which allows pupils to develop both the
mental and physical composure needed to access the whole school curriculum. Pupils have
access to the National Curriculum, at an individual appropriate level. There is specialist teaching
available for art, music and drama as well as PE. There is an appropriate 14 to 19 curriculum that
includes accredited award programmes, eg ASDAN, AQA, and OCR Entry Level, access to
local college courses and work experience.
Environment and facilities - The school consists of spacious classrooms with specialist music, art
and food technology rooms. There is a library and IT suite, a large gymnasium and a swimming
pool. Outside, the school boasts a running/ cycling track, a basket ball court, a trim trail, a
woodland area and a playing field.
Desired outcome - Pupils will achieve an enhanced degree of emotional stability through an active
approach to learning, which reduces anxiety levels and enables them to access the curriculum.
Our children and young people are able to engage in daily life with increased confidence,
self-esteem, dignity and independence.
Parental involvement - The school has a dedicated Family Liaison Coordinator and there is a full
support programme available for parents. Calendar events include, parent training sessions,
information workshops, social gatherings and performances that celebrate pupil achievement.
All parents are invited to attend.
The residences and care - Within the residential setting, education continues the development of
appropriate social behaviours and personal skills, including opportunities to rehearse them in real
life settings. The residential facilities consist of a large Grade II listed building, ĎMayfieldí, situated
approximately six miles from the school plus two modern purpose built houses, ĎThe Crescentí,
which are adjacent to the school. All pupils live in small groups where the focus is on the furthering
of skills for independent living.
Eastwood Grange provides specialist education, residential care and therapy within a structured
learning environment for boys aged 11 to 16 plus who have behavioural, emotional and social
The school encourages young people to develop their social, educational and practical skills
and to enjoy an active, fulfilling life. Placements are long-term and for up to 52-weeks of the year
depending on individual need.
Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of our young people by being a centre of excellence for
education, residential care and therapy.Through the management of change, we help young people
to understand their problems and to identify and implement ways of alleviating them.
Eastwood Grange aims to reverse the downward spiral of failure and replace it with optimism
through finely graded, achievable goals.
Education - The success of young people at Eastwood Grange is established through a
behavioural approach to learning, underpinned by a valued credit
system which recognises progress and achievement.The school is committed to the delivery of the
National Curriculum with the expectation that all young people will access GCSE courses and
examinations. Additional vocational qualifications are also pursued.
Individual education programmes are offered according to ability, need and prior experiences,
enabling each pupil to achieve attainable goals.
Therapy - We define therapy as the alleviation of problems, whether it is in the social,
environmental or educational domain. We adopt a positive, problem-solving approach which is
based on behaviourist and cognitive behavioural principles. Each programme is tailored to
the needs of the individual.
In a warm, welcoming, relaxed, yet structured environment we provide a high quality, positive
residential experience for young people. Eastwood Grange is based in three self-contained houses
comprising a lounge, kitchen/diner and games room. Modern classrooms include specialist rooms
for science and design technology and we have a purpose-built sports hall and separate
Individual needs are thoroughly assessed and intervention strategies are implemented within the
24-hour curriculum. Support and counselling are provided through a key worker and strong
We believe positive approaches produce positive changes, which can compensate for past failure
and prepare young people for the future.
Rossendale School is a specialist day and residential school for girls and boys
aged 8 to 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.
It is our aim to bring about positive change in troubled young people who have experienced
negativity and conflict in the past and to enable pupils to understand their problems and come to
terms with them.
We work together to develop behavioural strategies to minimise difficulties and help
overcome their problems.
Rossendale School is located in five acres of itís own grounds on the West Pennine Moors. This
natural environment helps to create a calm and restful location for young people with challenging
behaviours to be educated. The school is on the edge of the M66 motorway and within a half hour
drive of all the North West towns including: Manchester, Blackburn, Bury, Bolton and Burnley.
Education is the principle function of the school. Each young person is recognised as an individual
having innate abilities, aptitudes and talents and we aim to develop these to the full.
We ensure the widest possible educational opportunities are offered to all our pupils and the
National Curriculum is followed. Individual Education Plans (IEP) are implemented and pupils are
entered for a wide range of GCSE and other national examinations, as appropriate.
Rossendale School believes that all pupils are entitled to a positive education which allows
them to experience success. We fully embrace the Every Child Matters agenda as in
essence this sums up what the school is about and what we are trying to achieve. An extensive
programme of leisure activities is offered both in and after school and within the local community.
These include participation in local sporting clubs such as athletics, swimming, football, rugby and
cricket as well as a range of other community based activities such as drama/youth theatre
groups, cadet groups and the Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Farleigh Further Education College Frome
Farleigh Further Education College Frome is a specialist residential college for students
aged 16 to 19 with Aspergerís Syndrome and associated disorders.
We provide 38 week placements for young people and offer a stepping stone to self-reliance
and fulfilled adulthood. Students acknowledge their diagnosis and express a desire to work,
live and study as self-reliant adults in mainstream communities. Opportunities are provided
for students to fulfil their potential by studying and living in mainstream situations.
Our young people benefit from an exceptional partnership agreement with local mainstream
colleges. A broad range of academic and vocational courses are on offer including A level
courses. There are base rooms at our partner colleges which are used solely by Farleigh
students for study, as a common room and as a retreat if they need more privacy or feel
challenged by social situations.
Education is continued within the Farleigh residential setting with opportunities for sessions
on literacy, numeracy and one-to-one sessions on independent living skills.
Some students choose to combine courses in work based learning with their academic
studies. This takes the form of work experience with local employers and following an appropriate
NVQ. Students are supported in such placements by college staff and are helped to develop
employability skills, which will ease the transition from college to employment.
Each young person has a Learning Support Worker to act as mentor, guide and carer who will
accompany them to the local college. They will ensure that the studentís programme is
individualised to meet their specific needs and designed to maximise their individual strengths
Students leaving Farleigh FE College Frome are offered support well in advance of their
departure date. College tutors work with parents, Connexions advisors, social services and
universities to ease progression. Typically students might return to their home area to live
and work independently, or take up a work-based learning situation or a place at university.
Our professional team at Farleigh FE College Frome is trained to provide the best level of
support and care to students. Therapeutic care programmes include: speech and language
therapy, counselling, occupational therapy and art therapy.
Farleigh Further Education College Swindon
Farleigh Further Education College Swindon is a specialist residential college for students
aged 16 to 19 plus with Aspergerís Syndrome and associated disorders.
38 week placements are provided with alternate home contact weekends for all of our young
people. Farleigh Further Education College Swindon gives students the opportunity to reach
their potential and develop academic and life skills for independence and integration into the
community. Students have ambitions to live independent lives in the community and we aim
to facilitate this.
Our students will attend one of the two local Swindon Colleges where they have the opportunity
to access a variety of academic and vocational courses and are supported within mainstream
settings by our own specialist learning support staff. There is a dedicated resource centre on
campus which is used by our students for study during the day and evening.
Programmes are in place for skills for life including numeracy, literacy and independence
training and education is continued within the residential setting with sessions in social,
leisure and communication skills, as well as additional work on independent living skills.
From the outset students will be encouraged to make informed choices and decisions about
which affect them.At the end of their course they will be better prepared to move on to the
next step in their independence pathway, be that in higher education, employment, supported
accommodation or independent living within the community.
We work in collaboration with local employers and the local community to provide constructive
work experience for those young people for whom it is an identified need, and to help in the
development of their independence.
Therapeutic input is available to all students and includes: art therapy, cognitive behavioural
therapy, life coaching, person centred counseling and specialist speech and language therapy.
Jacques Hall is a specialist residential school for young people aged 11 to 18 who have
experienced severe social and emotional difficulties.
Jacques Hall provides a safe, supportive and challenging environment where troubled young
people have the opportunity to learn and grow. Often the young people placed with us have
experienced abuse, neglect and emotional deprivation from an early age. These experiences
have left them with a profound lack of trust and hope, with few personal resources to build
a sense of self-worth.
Jacques Hall provides an opportunity to change by offering a positive environment of reliable,
responsive, personal care and by providing education and leisure programmes that are broad
based and challenging. Placements are normally long term, and are flexible ie for 38, 40, 44
and 52 weeks of the year, depending on individual need.
Accreditation is offered in a wide variety of National Curriculum subjects as well as every
encouragement to help young people gain qualifications, to achieve new skills and develop new,
confident attitudes to living and learning. We also believe it is important to be realistic about each
young personís difficulties and needs and individual placement plans are carefully designed to give
each young person the best possible chance of success. We draw on a range of professional
including: child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychology, art therapy programmes,
psychotherapy And educational psychology support.
By working closely with the young person, their family and the placing authority we expect them
to take control of their own lives and to be able to: take part in supportive relationships, rrespect
other peopleís needs and wishes, aappropriately communicate their own needs and wishes, take
on important roles and responsibilities and plot their own path in life.
We offer continuing further education, vocational and work experience opportunities plus care and
life skills training for young people aged 16 to 18 at our Orchard House site, based on their needs
and future care plans. Orchard House provides pathway planning and a range of programmes to
enable young people to learn and thrive as they prepare for adulthood.
North Hill House
North Hill House is a purpose-built specialist residential and day school for boys
aged 7 to 18 with Aspergerís Syndrome and associated disorders.
North Hill House is specifically designed to allow boys with Aspergerís Syndrome, high
functioning autism and associated disorders to thrive effectively in an ever demanding
and complex society. This is achieved by developing personalised predictable routines with
high levels of individual support. We provide day and residential placements for boys aged 7-18
(this includes our Post 16 provision). The school is approved under section 347(I) of the
Education Act 1996 and is fully DCSF approved.
North Hill House offers a highly trained and dedicated team who passionately believe in
developing academic achievement. Social and communication skills are developed to
increase confidence, independence and organisational skills for our students. Young people
with Aspergerís Syndrome are often academically very able; with the majority of pupils
achieving GCSE passes at grade A to C in 2007 and 2008.
This has been achieved through specialist teaching in the academic facility that boasts
cutting-edge information technology combined with specialist classrooms. The educational
provision is further enhanced by on site therapy services. These include speech and language,
occupational therapy (including sensory integration trained therapists), counsellors and a
senior educational psychologist.
Since opening in 1999 North Hill House has grown in strength and reputation resulting in a move to
a new purpose-built site in Fromefield, Somerset. Our new school is purpose-designed, including
an extensive range of specialist classrooms. Small Ďfamilyí residential units consist of mostly
individual bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, clustered around bright and spacious lounges and
We place great emphasis on independence training and work experience to ensure students are
able to manage everyday life scenarios safely and appropriately in readiness to face the future
challenges of further education or their chosen vocation. North Hill House is situated close to the
town centre offering real experiences for students to practise social skills within authentic settings.
Our aim is to provide a stimulating educational environment where pupils can develop a responsible
positive outlook and sense of personal achievement. Our objectives are to provide young people with confidence and an understanding of the social worlds in which they function and to facilitate the
highest possible educational attainments during their school career.
Farleigh College Frome
Farleigh College Frome is a residential specialist school for young people aged
10 to 16 with Aspergerís Syndrome and associated disorders.
We provide a term time placement for young people to give them the opportunity to meet their
potential and develop academic, social and life skills for independence and further education.
Our pupils often have many strengths and considerable potential but their progress is typically
greatly impaired by the difficulties experienced by young people with Aspergerís Syndrome.
The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our young people whilst remaining
broad and balanced in line with the National Curriculum. Accreditation includes a wide range of
GCSEís including subjects such as photography and astronomy as well as ASDAN and DiDa ICT
awards. Where appropriate, pupils have access to work experience, college and mainstream
placements as part of their education. Underpinning the academic curriculum there is a great deal
of embedded learning to address the social and communication difficulties experienced by young
people with a diagnosis of Aspergerís Syndrome.
Wee offer a safe, secure and predictable environment in which young people can come to
understand their own areas of difficulty, and learn skills and techniques in order to overcome
them. This ensures they are able to fulfill their potential socially, academically, physically and
spiritually and enables them to rebuild their often shattered self-esteem and self-belief.
Our professional team at Farleigh College Frome is highly trained to provide the best level
of support and care to each individual. Therapeutic care programmes include; speech and
language therapy to develop communication skills, occupational therapy to develop areas of
daily functioning and independence and counselling services to develop confidence and life skills.
During their time at Farleigh College Frome our young people will be working towards the next
step in their independence pathway, with preparation for further and higher education, training or
Eden Grove School
Eden Grove School is a specialist residential school for boys aged 8 to 19 with behavioural,
emotional and social difficulties and/or learning difficulties.
Some may also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder or an
autistic spectrum disorder.
The school is founded on the principles of family values along with structure, routine,
boundaries and guidelines. This provides a stable, safe environment to help young people
manage their difficulties. Placements are for up to 52 weeks depending on individual need.
38 week provision is also available upon request.
Eden Grove is a DCSF registered and approved school offering pupils a broad, balanced and
relevant curriculum including National Curriculum subjects. Pupils are encouraged to achieve
new skills and develop confident attitudes to living and learning. A range of examinations and
nationally accredited awards are on offer including GCSE, Entry Level Certificates and ASDAN.
We also have an interesting and motivating programme of vocational studies. Through the
University of Cumbria we offer an outdoor activity programme where students can work towards
achieving a recognised national award through the John Muir Trust.
Eden Grove School is also registered and inspected by Ofsted as a childrenís home and
promotes the Every Child Matters outcomes. We aim to help our young people develop socially
acceptable behaviour and achieve this by a coherent, predictable and reliable daily routine, the
celebration of our young peopleís achievements and an approach that values individuals and
demonstrates that each young person is a person of worth.
The whole curriculum is underpinned by a specialist Ďsupport for learningí team comprising a
SENCO, two counsellors (one specialising in reactive attachment disorder) and a speech and
language therapist. We have a partnership agreement with Cumbria CAMHS team to facilitate
and fast track access to specialist services such as a child & adolescent psychiatrist, a clinical
educational psychologist and occupational therapy.
Eden Grove also has a specially designed Post-16 provision within the village of Bolton for
12 students with high levels of staff support.
Sketchley Horizon is an extended day school for children aged 8 to 16 years with severe
to mild autism, providing an alternative to residential education.
Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a
lack of social understanding.
Sketchley Horizon School opened in April 2007 and is already growing at a steady pace. In
September 2007 the school underwent a successful Ofsted inspection which recognised the child
centred approach offered at the school. We focus on the needs of each individual pupil to create a
framework that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem.
Our aim is to bring out the best in each pupil to enable them to live happy, functioning and
meaningful lives, together with a safe, structured and predictable environment for them to
develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible and make real life choices
as they reach adulthood.
Sketchley Horizon adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education using the best practice from
models such as TEACCH, and those developed in other areas of Priory Education Services.
Pupils have access to the National Curriculum, adapted and modified to meet their individual needs.
They will learn in small classes of up to six and be grouped by key stage. The development of
communication, personal, and social education skills will form a major part of a pupilís individual
education programme (IEP). Emphasis will be placed on establishing appropriate behaviour and
self-control in all settings. Sketchley Horizon enables students to; learn how to manage their
behaviour and cope with anxieties, develop strategies to manage everyday living, develop
independence and become empowered to make their own choices. The school is specifically
designed for pupils with autism and includes rooms for specialist subjects, therapy and
Sketchley Horizon is situated in the village of Sketchley, Leicestershire and has excellent
links with the M6 and M1.
Chelfham Senior School
Chelfham Senior School offers specialist education and residential care for socially and
emotionally vulnerable boys aged 11 to 19 who have complex learning difficulties, including
forms of autism often associated with challenging behaviour.
Many exhibit obsessive behaviour and severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Placements are residential or day for up to 52 weeks of the year depending on individual
Our aim is to give young people with challenging behaviour a better chance in life by helping
reappraise themselves and develop feelings of self-worth. By redressing the negative
effects of past experiences and focusing on the individual and their future, we help individuals
changes to achieve this.
The whole atmosphere at Chelfham Senior School is one of positivity, where pupilsí efforts
are privately and publicly acknowledged in a constructive manner. The school provides a broad
and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum where appropriate, based on individual
needs. Local community facilities are regularly used with links to local colleges, sports centres
and businesses. Each evening and at weekends the residential care teams organise a wide
range of leisure activities. Separate teaching blocks provide general classrooms plus specialist
rooms for science, life skills and cookery. Facilities also include IT, DT and construction skills,
land and animal skills, ASDAN, leisure and tourism, PE and outdoor education, media studies,
land based activities and other practical experiences.
The residential houses are divided into family living units with TV lounge, dining and drinks facilities.
Boys live either in the main house or at Kilworthy in an adjoining bungalow.
Our professional team is highly trained to provide the best level of support and care to each
individual. Behavioural and therapeutic programmes include: cognitive behaviour therapy, token
economy and behavioural contracting, speech and language therapy, individual and group
counseling and psychiatric monitoring and input.
Tadley Horizon is a specialist school for boys and girls aged 5 to 19 years
with severe to moderate autism and associated learning difficulties.
Children may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and
their lack of social understanding. At Tadley Horizon we take a child-centred approach, focusing
on the needs of each individual pupil to create a framework that promotes self-confidence and
Tadley Horizon is specifically designed for pupils with autism. Individual Education Plans, a sports
and activities programme together with a constant structured approach and therapeutic
environment ensures that pupilsí needs are addressed and the best facilities and education
for our young people are provided. The school runs on a three-term year across 38 weeks for both
residential and day pupils plus a two week summer holiday scheme. Respite care and extended
day programmes are also available if required.
Within a safe, structured and predictable environment, pupils will develop the skills needed to live
as independently as possible so they are able to enjoy their lives and make real life choices as
they reach adulthood. Tadley Horizon adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education and care
using the best practise from models such as TEACCH, PECS, supporting individual education and
care programmes that are delivered continually over the 24 hours. Pupils have access to the
National Curriculum, adapted and modified to meet their individual needs. The education
department includes specialist facilities for art, music, drama, food and design technology and
information and communications technology that are delivered throughout the waking day.
Pupils engage in regular and frequent exercise throughout each day. The physical exercise helps
decrease the levels of anxiety and behaviours and improves the levels of attention and sleep
Tadley Horizon is located within the Hampshire village of Tadley, with excellent links to the
M3 and M4 The school is set within four acres of beautifully mature grounds providing pupils
with a safe, tranquil environment in which to learn and grow.
Talocher School provides education for boys and girls aged 11 to 16 with complex behavioural,
emotional and social difficulties, who are either resident within Priory Residential Childcare
facilities or as day pupils, who are unable to attend mainstream education because of their social,
emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Our young people may be experiencing a range of social and emotional difficulties when they
first come to the school, which are compounded by their disaffection towards learning,
negative attitudes towards authority and education and/or a history of interrupted education.
Our aim is to enable students to acknowledge and cope with their specific difficulties, through
the provision of appropriate full-time education assist them in fulfilling their potential.
Talocher School aims to provide education in an environment where students can thrive
and re-engage in learning and where specific needs and preferred learning styles are catered
for. Each pupil attendingTalocher School is offered a broad, relevant and differentiated curriculum
which caters for their individual future needs, age and interests.
The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, and should prompt a change in each young
personís life, broaden their horizons and open up new opportunities. It endeavours to help young
people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve, confident
individuals, able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and responsible citizens who make
a positive contribution to society.
The young person is at the centre, so that the curriculum and the services they require are
tailored to meet their individual needs, interests and aptitudes. Physical education is also part
of each young personís programme but is based on the risk assessment of each individual.
Pupils have access to a range of therapies including anger management and relationship
management through access to our Therapeutic and Support Services team.
Sheridan House is a specialist residential school for boys aged 10 to 16 with severe behavioural,
emotional, and social difficulties (BESD).
Sheridan House offers an integrated programme of education and care for young people who may
have experienced trauma, inconsistent and confusing care and emotional rejection.
Their family relationships may, in some cases, have been so strained that ties will have suffered
to the extent of breakdown. Behaviour will be challenging and most will have experienced
considerable disruption to their education and consequently lack confidence in their own abilities.
Sheridan House provides young people with an opportunity to effect change and develop personal
worth. Placements are on a residential basis for up to 52 weeks of the year.
Education is seen as an integral part of an individualís placement plan, with each young person
being helped to experience success. Provided on-site in a purpose-built school, small teaching
groups allow for a high level of support. Experienced special needs teachers provide a broad
and balanced curriculum with a wide range of National Curriculum work related to individual needs.
Sheridan House is a small country house near Hingham in Norfolk and is set in three acres of
gardens and grounds which provide pupils with space and a safe environment in which to learn
and grow. Outdoor sports include football, cricket, tennis and basketball, activity equipment and
a bicycle track. Full time education is provided on site in a purpose-built school which has
full DCSF approval. It includes specialist classrooms for science and technology and
information technology. Individual psychotherapy and art therapy also take place on site in
specially designated therapy rooms.
Sheridan House aims to realise the five outcomes defined in ĎEvery Child Mattersí.
These outcomes enable young people to make a successful transition into adulthood with an
acceptable set of personal qualities and values, and an appropriate educational experience
that will allow them to participate positively as valued members of society.
Developments made as a result of the individual education and care programmes greatly increase
a young personís ability to make independent life choices and to achieve greater independence
Queenswood School provides education for girls and boys aged 14 to 19 with complex
behavioural, emotional and social difficulties who are resident within Priory Queenswood and
Talocher Residential Childcare facilities, and who are unable to attend mainstream education
because of their social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
When young people first come in to the school, most are experiencing a range of social
and emotional difficulties which are compounded by their disaffection towards learning,
negative attitudes towards authority and education, and/or a history of interrupted education.
We aim to provide education in an environment where students can thrive and re-engage in
learning and where their specific needs and preferred learning styles are catered for.
Each pupil attending Queenswood School has a Personalised Curriculum which caters for their
individual future needs, age and interests. The personalised curriculum should prompt a change
in each young personís life, broaden their horizons and open up new opportunities
At the centre of each young personís learning programme is the core curriculum. Due to learning
and/or emotional and behavioural difficulties, the curriculum entitlement of pupils at
Queenswood School, and the programmes of study for the national curriculum, are substantially
modified. As with other alternative Providers of education, the national curriculum does not apply.
However, the nationally recognised minimum for such young people is offered. Physical education
is part of each young personís programme but is based on the risk assessment of each individual.
Community-ased learning is also an important and significant part of each young personís
curriculum at Queenswood.
Mark College is a specialist secondary school for boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years with
specific learning difficulties associated with dyslexia.
All pupils at Mark College have dyslexia. Some may have dyspraxia, which presents
co-ordination difficulties and problems of perception, language and thought.
Many pupils have struggled in mainstream schools and benefit hugely from being in an
environment with other dyslexic students where the level of support and teaching methods are
specifically designed to overcome the challenges that dyslexic pupils face.
Mark College follows the National Curriculum and all students aim towards the attainment of seven
or eight GCSEs. Self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem are developed to enable pupils to
become independent learners so they can go on to achieve their own personal goals. The sixth
form allows students to study A levels whilst continuing to receive the specific support they need.
Education is provided on a 35 week basis for both residential and day pupils.
Mark College prides itself on its sporting achievements, often competing at county level. We also
offer extensive sport and leisure facilities across nine acres of games fields, two hard tennis
courts and a large sports centre. The campus has excellent spacious teaching facilities and
three residential houses on site with bedrooms for four, two or single occupancy.
At Mark College the aim is to create an environment where pupils can become independent
learners so that they can go on and pursue their ambitions when they leave.Accommodation is
split into four individual houses each with single bedrooms, living areas and kitchen.
We provide pupils with the strategies needed to meet challenges associated with their specific
learning difficulties, to enable them to go on to higher education and lead successful, independent
The College is centred on a Grade II listed Georgian house set in 24 acres of grounds on the edge
of Mark village in Somerset. There are good transport links with trains to Weston and Highbridge
and it is within four miles of the M5 Junction 22.
Unsted Park School
Unsted Park School is a specialist school for children aged 7 to 16 with Aspergerís Syndrome
and associated disorders.
It is specifically designed to allow children and young people with Aspergerís Syndrome and
those with higher functioning autism and associated disorders to thrive effectively within an ever
demanding and complex society. This is achieved by developing personalised, predictable
routines with high levels of individual support.
The school is closely aligned to its established sister school, North Hill House in Somerset and
provides residential placements for children aged 7 to 16 years across three terms for 38 weeks
of the year. Flexible programmes include full and weekly boarding and respite options (providing
overnight stays within the school week to day pupils). Pupils who live locally may attend on a
day basis. We also offer an extended day running from 8am to 8pm for those pupils that would
benefit from more support beyond the normal school day. This extended support will enable
many children to live at home with their families where residential schooling may otherwise be
the only option.
At Unsted Park we are strongly rooted in a highly trained and dedicated staff team whose goal
is to develop academic achievement and social and communication skills, giving pupils increased
confidence, independence and organisational skills. Pupils have individual educational plans
tailored to meet their specific needs and designed to maximise their strengths and ambitions.
Young people with Aspergerís Syndrome are often academically extremely able and with
specialist teaching and facilities we expect pupils to achieve success in GCSEs and other
Pupils have access to a range of specialist therapies from our professional team including speech
and language therapy, counselling, art therapy, psychological and psychiatric support where
Unsted Park School is set in 44 acres of picturesque countryside in Godalming, Surrey offering a
safe and spacious environment in which to learn and grow. Situated close to the M25 and the A3,
it is approximately six miles from Guildford and within easy access of London and the
South Coast. Unsted Park School provides a pathway to independence, with emphasis on
independent living skills training and work experience to ensure that pupils are able to manage
everyday life scenarios safely and appropriately.Typically young people will go on to further
education, training and employment.
Welcome to Eagle House Group!
Eagle House Group is an independent provider of specialist pre-school, day and residential schools/college for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Eagle House Group was formed in 2004 to meet the needs of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who require a specialised education and supportive care.
With an estimated 1 in 100 children on the Autistic Spectrum, the group was formed to support the growing needs of children in the UK and in doing so, the needs of their families.
We have brought together a full range of expertise and talent in the field of Autism to create a specialist team whose aim is to support our young people in reaching their own unique and individual potential. What distinguishes our schools from others is the range of our in house clinical provision. By employing are own multidisciplinary teams of Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational and Music Therapists, we regard ourselves as remarkably well placed to meet and develop our children's global needs - not just their education.
We believe we are more than just a school group, we firmly believe in equipping our young people with an education for life.
Eagle House Group is committed to responding to the needs of and delivering exceptional services to people with autism, special needs and their families.
We will achieve our vision by
1. Respecting the unique quality of each child and young person in the Eagle House Community
2. Making our services child and young person centred
3. Working in partnership with parents and respecting the expertise they have in their own child
4. Providing a safe, caring and positive environment for our children and young people to learn and live within.
5. Supporting our staff by encouraging and nurturing talent and expertise
6. Being progressive and innovative
7. Working towards providing life-long provision
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The Disabilities Trust was founded in 1979 to provide an imaginative new concept of personal care and specialist housing for people with special needs.
Since then our services have expanded to include purpose-built accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, education, community enabling and rehabilitation.
Our services are divided into four divisions to meet the needs of:
- people with autism
- people with acquired brain injury
- people with profound physical disability
- people with a learning disability.
We offer modern, progressive facilities complemented by a skilled and dedicated staff team.
Our services are constantly evolving to seek new, imaginative solutions to peoples needs. Our first learning centre for children and young people with autism, for example, is now open at Heathermount in Ascot.
And for people with acquired brain injury, we are working with our partners to create several new services to meet the growing national demand for rehabilitation.
As a leading national charity, we also campaign on issues affecting the lives of the people to whom we provide services and support.
The Tailor Ed Foundation is a small independent charity committed to improving the quality of life for children with autism and their families. We aim to offer a home based service where we teach practical skills and provide useful strategies which are tailored to your child and family. This service is available free of charge to families with a child with autism between 3 and 12 years old, living in Edinburgh. We target practical skills from getting dressed and toileting to brushing teeth and going to bed as well as most things in between.