Aurora Eccles School

Special needs catered for

Eccles School is an independent day and boarding school providing specialist education for students aged 7 to 20 who have found learning difficult in other mainstream school environments.

This may be a result of specific learning difficulties around dyslexia and moderate learning difficulties, through to those with higher needs and complexities including communication and interaction difficulties associated with Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Aurora Eccles School offers the perfect learning environment for each student’s needs to be met so they can develop and achieve their full potential, ready when they leave to go on to further education, training or employment.

Specialist teaching, together with small class sizes and a nurturing approach enables students to work at a level and pace that’s right for them to achieve their goals. Focus is given to building self-esteem and confidence by implementing strategies to support students’ individual needs to engage in education, as well as developing their social and independence skills.

There are many opportunities to join a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports and societies, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and trips.

General environment

Set in 28 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside in Quidenham near Norwich, Eccles School provides:

• Small class sizes and high staff ratios;
• Integrated therapy;
• Individual tuition and support;
• Specialist classrooms for Science, Music, Drama and Art;
• Break out areas for quiet time;
• Extensive outdoor recreation areas;
• Large Sports Fields;
• Indoor Swimming pool;
• Activity Centre;
• High Ropes, Low Ropes, Climbing Wall and Forest activities.

Aims and philosophy

It’s quite simple – we believe in empowering uniqueness. We want every child and young person to achieve their full potential; educationally, socially and personally. We work with students to help them grow and develop in their own unique and inspiring ways.
Ultimately, our aim is to ensure young people are prepared for their future, by giving them strategies to have choices in life – whether that’s further education, which includes being able to access mainstream settings, training or to explore job opportunities.

Introduction to Aurora Eccles School July 2017

Aurora Eccles School Prospectus July 2017

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Aurora Eccles School
NR16 2NZ


01953 887217



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