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What the school says...

We are an independent specialist residential and day school that helps, educates and cares for boys aged 7 - 18 years with emotional, social and/or behavioural difficulties.
With over 45 years of Education, Care and Therapeutic Excellence.
Our Mission statement...
To provide a secure, caring environment in which each boy can realise his full educational and social capabilities and become a better adjusted individual ready to cope successfully with lifes demands.
We can provide:
A nurturing environment where personal relationships flourish and each childs emotional and developmental needs are met.
A flexible, individual approach largely based on (learning) theory.
Psychotherapy provided by qualified cognitive/behavioural psychotherapist (who is also an educational psychologist) and the Principal who is also qualified in CBT. Therapeutic Drama using CBT, Nature Quest Therapy (see later), and full time Art & Play Therapy. We also adopt positive programming for behaviour through methods approved the Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA).
Expertise in all types of emotional and behavioural problems including helping those with A.D.H.D, Tourette and Asperger syndromes.
Fully trained and experience Anger Management trainers to offer Anger Management therapy and strategies to enable the boys to manage themselves and others.
Personal programmes for those with specific learning difficulties.
Care and help to heal children who have been abused. We have staff who are trained for AIM Project Assessments and Interventions for boys who display harmfully sexualised behaviour.
A comprehensive social skills training scheme and unique self-occupation/leisure scheme which contributes to self-esteem enhancement.
Family link work to improve parental management skills.
Full access to the National Curriculum, GCSEs, ASDAN, BTECs, AS & A levels.
52 week, 38 week with respite and 38 week placements, as well as day pupils.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Mathematics (Numeracy) at an English Independent School (Functional Skill at Level 2)

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Special Education Needs

Chelfham Mill opened in 1966 as a residential school, with some day places for boys aged 7 to 13+. The Mill still a school but also a registered Children’s Home is open 52 weeks of the year although some boys only attend in term time. Chelfham has always been special, educating and providing a holistic approach to child care and a range of therapeutic options.

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 Y
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
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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