Alderwasley Hall School
- Alderwasley Hall School
- Head: Ms Sara Forsyth
- T 01629 822586
- F 01629 826661
- E [email protected]
- W senadgroup.com/alderwasley/
- A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 20. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Dyspraxia; Mental health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Derbyshire
- Religion: None
- Fees: From 62,900
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre specialise in working with children and young people with severe and complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs incorporating High Functioning Autism. We have over 26 years of nationally recognised skill and experience within the educational field of ASD and Communication and our team of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists is one of the largest in any school across the country. This, alongside our Mental Health Team provides us with an unrivalled level of expertise.
Our underpinning ethos of “Unconditional Positive Regard and fulfilment in life” guides all that we do and our outstanding outcomes, we believe, speak for themselves. We provide each young person with academic and social challenge through highly personalised, creatively designed programmes and curricula along with an extremely strong, well-established pastoral system of support, care and guidance. This gives young people an exceptional chance to fulfil their academic, social and independence potential.
Our Aim is to deliver the best educational provision for young people with Specific Language Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders’ all of whom experience complex speech, language and communication needs.
The aim of the curriculum is to prepare students for adult life by developing the skills, knowledge and understanding which they need in order to choose, set and achieve their personal goals and live their lives to their full potential. Those goals may include academic aspirations, vocational or career plans, hopes for independent living or choices of rewarding leisure and recreational pursuits, all underpinned by the ability to form strong social and personal relationships.
To summarise, our aims are to:
• Fulfil social and communication potential
• Fulfil academic potential
• Provide a memorable and enjoyable experience
• Fulfil independence potential
We can offer a range of flexible placement options to children and young people from across the UK, including:
52 week residential – full residential care; our sites are registered as children's homes
38 week residential – part-time residential care midweek
39 to 51 week residential – where there is a need to provide additional residential support to meet the needs of the young person and their family
Day placements ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
The children and young people at Alderwasley Hall School have difficulties with speech, language and communication. A large percentage of students are on the autistic spectrum (including Aspergers) and a small number have associated behavioural difficulties. The school offers small classes, a high ratio of speech and language therapists to students, and also offers occupational therapy provision. We can offer a range of flexible placement options to children and young people from across the UK, including: 52 week residential (full residential care, our sites are registered as children's homes); 38 week residential; part-time residential care 39 to 51 weeks – where there is a need to provide additional residential support to meet the needs of the young person and their family; and day placements.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|