St Rose

Special needs catered for

St Rose’s is set apart from many other specialist providers in a number of ways that combine to ensure that needs are met and potential nurtured in a lively, cheerful environment that has a family feel. Parents and families trust us implicitly. At St. Rose’s we don’t categorise our students but see them as individuals and seek to find ways to support and engage them. We can meet the needs of children and young people with any of the following needs: physical disabilities, communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, sensory impairment, complex health needs, nursing.

Specialist facilities

A fully accessible site with hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, equipment and resources to support a comprehensive range of after school activities, extensive grounds close to the centre of Stroud which include a sensory garden with specialised play equipment.

Support services provided

On site we have our own highly skilled and experienced specialist teaching staff and therapists. We offer a range of therapies including physio, speech and language, occupational, aquatic, massage and music. Staff work closely together to encourage social and personal development as well as to support each young person with their learning, achievement and to meet their aspirations.

Home school links

Parents and students at St. Rose’s are very effectively involved in planning and reviewing progress in all aspects of need through person centred approaches to transition, planning and annual reviews; involvement with the individual plans and care plans; parents evenings; daily liaison through home/school books; scheduling medical and health clinics in the school; regular parental support group meetings; fundraising activities and events and social events.

General environment

We celebrate success and personal achievement in many ways and our students enjoy social activities as part of their learning. We offer many extra-curricular activities, including sports, clubs and educational visits. Our beautiful grounds are within walking distance of the centre of Stroud where our links with the community are strong and well established.

Aims and philosophy

The inspiring courage of our Catholic founders gives us a strong spiritual ethos. We welcome students of all religions and none. You are welcome to visit to experience the family-feel of St Rose’s, where we celebrate success and bring opportunity and choice to children and students with disabilities.

Staff qualification and selection

St Rose’s is an inspiring and rewarding place to work, with a happy, family atmosphere. We value our staff very highly. Their specialist skills and dedicated approach are vital to the highly individual education and care we offer to enable children and students to achieve their potential.

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St Rose
Stratford Lawn,


01453 763793


01453 752617


[email protected]




Teaching staff



Mrs Sheila Talwar

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Special needs support staff


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Length of school year

38 weeks

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Type of school

Mixed. Full / Flexible / 12 Day / Weekly Boarding & Daily


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