The Grange Therapeutic School
Special needs catered for
• Pupils will be aged between 8 and 18 years
• All pupils will have a statement of special educational needs or EHCP
• The statement will specify that the pupil exhibits social, emotional and mental health difficulties or high functioning autism
• Pupils will normally have been assessed as being within the low average to above average ability range
• Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their emotional and behavioural difficulties
• Pupils may have specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
• Pupils may have experienced significant trauma or have attachment difficulties
Specialist facilities/curriculum We provide a broad and balanced curriculum. The emphasis is on English, Maths, Science and ICT in all year groups with a strong learning outdoor offer. We ensure that the core subjects are taught in the mornings when our students are more focussed, and their concentration is high. In the afternoons the curriculum becomes more practical and active and includes Cycling, PE, Art and Design, Music, Fishing, Outdoor Pursuits, Horticulture, Horse Riding, Construction, Small Animal Care etc. In all these activities the focus is on teamwork and developing social skills.
Support services provided
Full therapeutic offer included SALT, occupational therapy and psychotherapy.
Home school links
We have a family support system run by our stakeholder support officer.
General environment The school is set in 20 acres of parkland including lakes and forests. Upper school is housed in the main building – a Victorian grange. There are two residential houses – The Manor and The Spinney.
Aims and philosophy
• Raise achievement through a commitment to high standards and expectations
• Enable every child to succeed as an independent, enthusiastic and confident learner
• Provide active, co-operative and independent learning through dynamic and high quality teaching
• Create an atmosphere where each child is valued as an individual, enabling them to develop a positive self-image, self-discipline and respect and tolerance for others
• Ensure equality of opportunity at all times, so that each child is given appropriate support and enrichment
• Create an inclusive learning community which challenges and enables every learner to flourish, prosper and develop aspirations for a successful future
• Provide a welcoming, secure, stimulating and enriched learning environment
• Provide an innovative, creative and integrated curriculum which inspires and motivates children to learn and which takes account of different learning styles and their future aspirations
• Work in partnership with parents, carers, children and the wider community
• Support pupils through a range of therapeutic interventions to meet their SEMH needs.