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St Edward’s is a day and residential special education school providing care and education for boys who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)
Pupils are referred by local authorities as a result of diagnosed difficulties relating primarily to their behaviour. Consideration for placement is made on the basis of a set of admission criteria provided to the Local Authority and discussed with families at interview.
The school offers a full compensatory education programme for pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3, leading to GCSE examinations and/or functional literacy and numeracy courses where these may be more appropriate for a young person in Key Stage 4.
Vocational training opportunities play a major part in preparing each pupil for adult life. Some young people proceed into the school’s post-16 provision, supported by their local authorities, where they follow bespoke courses; this may include part or full-time attendance at college, supported by a learning mentor from the school.
The school creates opportunities for pupils to contribute to the wider community and an enviable range of outdoor, sporting, and recreational ventures provide strong incentives to participate in and beyond the classroom. Our model of living and working encourages pupils to develop active, participating and contributing membership of their home communities and society in general.
‘Children describe the school as an extended family and say that it is the best school that they have ever been to.’
St Edward’s is situated in a substantial park on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. It benefits from extensive grounds, a wide selection of specialist buildings and workshops together with extensive sporting facilities.
Outdoor learning and living a healthy and well balanced life is our fundamental principles for our pupils. Having access to our onsite facilities encourages growth and learning.
Please contact your Local Authority if you would like to pursue your interest in St Edward’s. They will be able to offer you guidance on whether they feel we are the best provision to meet your son’s needs. Alternatively, you could contact your local Parent Partnership Service who can offer you advice and support.
‘The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people.’
EDUCATION & PERSONAL GROWTH
St Edward’s tries to assist each pupil’s personal and social growth, whilst at the same time offering a first class all round education. Within a friendly, supportive and stimulating community, boys are encouraged to grow as individuals, cultivate their talents, adopt the habit of working to the best of their ability in school, develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and celebrate their achievements.
A high premium is placed on the growth of positive relationships between pupils and the staff team, such that, in times of challenge or crisis, appropriate staff support may enable pupils to address and overcome difficulty. We aim to help pupils manage the difficulties and obstacles they may encounter with a prevailing sense of respect and regard for their personal dignity and always in the knowledge that we are here to help.