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  • Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools
    Murtle House
    Bieldside
    Aberdeen
    AB15 9EP
  • Head: Council of Management
  • T 01224 867935
  • F 01224 868420
  • E office@crss.org.uk
  • W www.camphillschools.org.uk
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 19 with autism and complex needs
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Aberdeen City
  • Pupils: 81
  • Religion: Non-denominational

What the school says...

The Camphill-Rudolf Steiner-School is an independent voluntary school situated on three estates beside the River Dee on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The school offers residential places for full term or weekly boarders as well as day places for local pupils. The school year covers 40 weeks over 4 terms.

Camphill offers an inclusive, comprehensive holistic education programme known as Curative Education for 88 pupils with complex special needs ranging from deprivation to autism from the age of 3 to 19 years.
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The Camphill-Rudolf Steiner-School is an independent voluntary school situated on three estates beside the River Dee on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The school offers residential places for full term or weekly boarders as well as day places for local pupils. The school year covers 40 weeks over 4 terms. Camphill offers an inclusive, comprehensive holistic education programme known as ‘Curative Education’ for 88 pupils with complex special needs ranging from deprivation to autism from the age of 3 to 19 years. For pupils aged 16-19 years there is an Extended Schooling Programme which offers a more individualised programme geared towards graduation and preparation for the future. Cairnlee House offers further training for 12 young adults from 16-25 years. Pupils are generally funded by their local authority. All pupils whether day or residential, belong to a life-sharing House Community which is made up of groups of one to two pupils cared for by a co-worker who guides the pupils in his/her personal care and a number of co-workers who also live in the house. In School, classes are generally grouped according to age, using the Waldorf Curriculum based on guidelines formulated by Rudolf Steiner, which encompass the Scottish 5-14 Guidelines. In addition individual therapies are given to meet the specific needs of the pupils. Older pupils participate in a variety of craft workshops. As part of its commitment to training, the School offers co-workers a Foundation Year and, to successful applicants, a chance to participate in the four-year BA Programme in Curative Education run in partnership with Aberdeen University. The School is accredited with the National Autistic Society and registered with the Scottish Care Commission.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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