The New Eccles Hall School

Special needs catered for

The New Eccles Hall School helps young people who have found learning difficult in other mainstream environments. Pupils thrive in this small school which is set in beautiful grounds with small classes, dedicated teachers and additional therapies. Study programmes are based upon the national curriculum and complemented by one-to-one and specialised support as required, allowing pupils to realise their individual potential.

Expectations are high; pupils are nurtured and guided, developing important life skills. Extra-curricular opportunities are varied (yoga, judo, horse-riding, climbing wall) and numerous and include the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and International trips.

Specialist facilities

The school has an Individual Teaching Unit which is central to tailoring each young person’s personal curriculum, providing specialist support for those with SEN. The Tardis, an extension of the Individual Teaching Unit, caters for those who require a higher degree of support in developing their literacy and numeracy skills. Pupils receive teaching on an individual basis and in small groups. Our new Therapies Pod offers play and art therapy, brain-friendly learning and personal development coach and a sensory room.

Support services provided

We consider it vitally important that parents understand fully the potential of their son or daughter. We offer an assessment service which is carried out on site and where parents may consult with specialist educational psychologists, speech and language teachers and other therapists by appointment.

The New Eccles Hall School sets out to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment through a comprehensive system of pastoral care for each and every pupil from the moment they arrive in the school through to the end of their time with us and beyond if necessary.

Home school links

The New Eccles Hall School has the resources to ensure a caring and supportive teaching and learning environment for all pupils whilst maintaining the full, balanced National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 to 4 (age 4 to 16) and Sixth Form. Two full academic reports are sent to parents each year. A formal parent-teacher meeting for each year group is arranged annually. In addition the Headmaster and staff are always happy to see parents at other times by arrangement. Pupils in their first term in the school receive an interim report at the first half-term giving details of our first impressions. Parents/Carers have 24/7 access to confidential information.

General environment

The School is set in 30 acres of beautiful, secluded and secure countryside, just one mile from the major Norwich to London A11. Norwich is twenty miles to the north east, Cambridge forty five minutes’ drive and London under two hours by road. The nearest intercity station at Diss on the main London (Liverpool Street Station) to Norwich line is twenty minutes’ drive away.

The grounds include a heated indoor swimming pool, two large sports fields, walled garden where pupils can grow vegetables, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, IT centre, and Performing Arts Centre.

The Albemarle International Study Centre is also included in the grounds, where international students are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the school, contributing to and enhancing the provision of the school in the very broadest sense. rnational Study Centre is also included in the grounds, where international students are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the school, contributing to and enhancing the provision of the school in the very broadest sense.

Aims and philosophy

The aim of The New Eccles Hall School is to help all pupils develop effective work habits and encourage good manners, respect for the environment and for each other. In essence, individual education for the whole person.

We promote independence both in learning and living and support pupils’ social, as much as their academic development.

“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent, reflecting their response to the teaching methods and the vibrant and flexible curriculum, through which the school’s aims are comprehensively fulfilled” Independent Schools Inspectorate 2014 Section 2.2

Staff qualification and selection

We adhere to our Safer Recruitment Policy which aims to:

• attract the best possible applicants to any vacancy at the school;

• deter prospective applicants who are unsuitable for work with children or young people;

• identify and reject applicants who are unsuitable for work with children and young people.

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The New Eccles Hall School,
NR16 2NZ


01953 887217


01953 887397


[email protected]




Teaching staff



Mr Rob Thornton

Residential care staff


Special needs support staff


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Length of school year

36 weeks

Age range


Number on roll


Type of school

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, The New Eccles Hall School operates a broad curriculum offering both academic and vocational courses and qualifications. For many years the school has worked with pupils with specific learning difficulties and those who do not find schooling easy.

We focus on pupils’ strengths and support their weaknesses and expect pupils to be able to play a useful part in the adult world upon leaving this stable environment. We offer many extra-curricula opportunities; on the sports field, through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and overseas trips.


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