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  • Rowden House School
    Rowden House
    HR7 4LS
  • Head: Mr Martin Carter
  • T 01885 488096
  • F 01885 483361
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19. Type of SEN provision: SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Herefordshire
  • Pupils: 13
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Rowden House is a very special residential school for up to 44 young people aged 11-19 who have severe learning difficulties, combined with difficult and challenging patterns of behaviour. We offer a wealth of resources and expertise. The specific aim is to approach problems in a positive way, thereby enabling each young person to realise their potential and develop into happy and healthy adults, better able to cope with, and integrate into, a conventional social structure. Establishing a safe and stable environment for all pupils provides for a firm foundation for ongoing social and educational progress. With purpose built facilities, collective expertise and unrivalled staffing levels, Rowden House is able to guide every pupil through long term programmes of formal and informal education. Individually tailored programmes of education and care are regularly reviewed to support all the pupils in achieving their highest levels of independence and achievement. In addition to well-equipped classrooms and a fully functional kitchen, Rowden House has specialist ICT and Craft Design rooms. We also have our own Pottery with kiln and a White Room for sensory stimulation. The youngsters are able to relax and enjoy our Ball Pool playroom and our new Leisure Barn combines physical education with therapy and relaxation.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
Hospital School
Mental health
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
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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