Bladon House School
Special needs catered for
Bladon House School is an inspiring school for children and young people aged 5 to 19 years. We are at the forefront in our field of expertise of autism, communication disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties and associated behavioural difficulties. Through our work we have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and successful outcomes for children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome.
As an Independent special school we are registered and inspected by Ofsted and are able to offer flexible day and residential placements ranging from 38 to 52 weeks. Children and young people are placed with us from across the UK. We are also able to consider young people from overseas.
Both our Education and Care are graded as Good by Ofsted
The school and residential houses are all based on a spacious, safe and peaceful site.
As well as the main school we have a specialist primary centre which provides learning space for younger students.
Support services provided
We have an inter-disciplinary approach which ensures that individual needs are met and programmes are developed to ensure that students are encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability. Each young person is supported by a team of staff, including Care, Education and Therapy. Our onsite health team includes Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologist and Physiotherapist. The therapy tem work with education and care staff to ensure a consistency of approach for the young person.
We also have a behaviour support trainer and consultant who work with staff and parents to develop and review students behaviour support plans.
Home school links
We work closely with community groups and local schools to ensure our students have access to as many opportunities as possible. Where appropriate young people may attend Abbott Beyne High School to study GCSE courses.
We also have a strong relationship with The Duke of Edinburgh award Scheme, which is an established part of our provision.
The school and residential homes are all based on one site overlooking the town of Burton on Trent. We have extensive secure grounds, which enable students to have freedom, whilst maintaining their safety. We have horticulture and animal husbandry areas, as well as a large gym, sports court and soft play sensory room.
The residential homes have been specifically designed to accommodate the needs of our students. They provide spacious and top quality en suite accommodation.
Aims and philosophy
Our aims are to enable young people to:
- Find a way of life that suits them
- Achieve the maximum possible sense of physical and emotional well-being
- Behave less often in ways that are generally regarded as socially unacceptable and have maximum opportunities for inclusion
- Achieve their maximum potential level of independence