St Piers School and College
Special needs catered for
St Piers School uses its expertise and multidisciplinary approach to cater for students who have a range of conditions including: Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behaviour Difficulties, Down’s Syndrome, Epilepsy, Profound and multiple learning difficulties, and a vast array of other associated medical and neurological conditions.
The school, part of Young Epilepsy, delivers a comprehensive programme based on the National Curriculum, modified as necessary, to ensure that the needs of every student are met. The curriculum promotes the cognitive, spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development of students helping to prepare them for adult life. Learning takes place throughout the waking day, both with the school and the residential or home environment, offering opportunities for students to achieve and be challenged. The core curriculum comprises of English (communication, language and literature); Mathematics; Information and Communication technology (ICT); Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship. A 52 week residential children’s home service is offered in addition to Young Epilepsy’s residential accommodation provision to provide continuous care throughout the year for children aged 5 to 19 whose complex needs require specialist support beyond term time. Students access a variety of day and evening activities, both on and off site. Activities are available during the school holidays for students living in the 52 week residential children’s homes.
Support services provided
Young Epilepsy also has an onsite medical centre which provides 24-hour dedicated care, as well as a range of outreach, assessment and rehabilitation services. Consultants, Paediatric Neurologists, Child and Adolescent and Play Specialists all work together alongside education and care professionals to provide a holistic interdisciplinary approach.
Young Epilepsy is based on a 60-acre rural campus in Lingfield, Surrey. Students have access to a range of facilities including multi-sensory rooms, sports hall, canoeing pond, playground equipment and a range of clubs either at Young Epilepsy or in the local community.
Aims and philosophy
Young Epilepsy's mission is to create better futures for young lives with epilepsy. Its dedicated centre provides education, treatment, care, outreach, assessment, rehabilitation and information for young people with epilepsy and other complex neurological conditions from across the UK.
Staff qualification and selection
Young Epilepsy screens and selects all personnel. Our standard of excellence is maintained by our on going commitment to training and development.