Aurora Meldreth Manor School
Special needs catered for
Meldreth Manor provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs.
Set within 14-acres, the site provides creative spaces for living and learning which are currently undergoing a multi-million pound redesign and refurbishment to include interior designed living areas, upgraded school, a new hydrotherapy pool and landscaped gardens with a multi-use activity area. There will be a café and hub in the front of the school, providing opportunities for young people to undertake social enterprises including running the café and events.
• High staff ratios;
• Small classes of up to six students;
• Hydrotherapy pool;
• Rebound therapy;
• Multi-media room;
• Multi-sensory areas;
• Individual learning areas for break out time and quiet time;
• Therapy including physiotherapy, speech and language and occupational therapy;
• Nursing support;
• Accessible site with hoisting throughout.
Support services provided
The school provides day placements for 38 weeks of the year and the children’s home offers flexible residential placements for up to 52 weeks of the year, including weekly boarding and shared care arrangements or residential care placements for young people accessing other local schools. Short breaks are also available for a small number of children who are looking for overnight stays during term time and in the holidays at a caring and homely facility able to meet their complex needs.
Meldreth Manor supports children and young people age 6-18 years who have complex learning difficulties and is one of the few schools in the country that is also able to support complex health needs and associated difficulties. These may be as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, degenerative conditions or autism requiring a specialist approach.
Young people may have multiple disabilities, including sensory and physical impairments and benefit from specialist facilities designed to meet their needs. The highly skilled team of teaching, care and clinical staff take a holistic approach that considers physical, emotional, social, sensory and educational needs within a waking day curriculum.
The support provided enables each young person to engage and progress at their own level within a living and learning environment that is all about enriching individual lives and helping everyone to achieve their full potential as they reach adulthood.
Aims and philosophy
Our aim is quite simple, to empower young people to grow in their own unique and inspiring way.
The vision for Meldreth is of a vibrant and enabling environment that gives young people opportunities for new experiences, to explore their interests further and increased independence to live the life they choose.