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Coxlease School

Welcome to Coxlease School

Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ status in all six categories by Ofsted in January 2016. Located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, Coxlease School enjoys a beautiful setting in the heart of the New Forest.

The school is well situated for easy access across to many areas of southern England and the Midlands, being close to the M27, A34 and M3. London can be reached in approximately two hours by car or in one and a half hours by train.

We are proud of our excellent reputation for providing highly eff­ective education, care, therapy, welfare and support for up to 60 boys and girls aged 9 to 19 years old who have difficulties regulating their emotional, social and mental health needs. They may also have other complex needs often associated with autistic spectrum conditions.

Typically pupils that join us at Coxlease School will present behaviours that challenge. Some will have associated learning difficulties and many of our young people will previously have encountered negative educational experiences, and consequently lack confidence in their own abilities.

We take an individual and inclusive approach to education, care, therapy and healthcare in order to provide our young people with the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives, develop as lifelong learners and integrate into the wider community. Coxlease School offers a stable and caring environment which, when combined with our high staff to pupil ratios, ensures that every pupil has the opportunity to develop their abilities, share new experiences and reach their full potential.

For older pupils, Coxlease School has recently opened a new off-site Post-16 learning provision called ‘The Hub’. This operates in addition to the main school site and provides education and vocational training for up to ten young people.

The Coxlease provision, also incorporates six children’s homes across a range of rural and urban locations in the New Forest and Southampton. These young people usually attend Coxlease School.  We welcome residential pupils on weekly and termly boarding placements for up to 52 weeks per year, depending on individual need. Some of our homes are also able to offer respite care for existing residents.

"Your part in our lives has made such a difference"

“To all the wonderful staff at Coxlease, all the cards and all the words in the world could still not express my gratitude and thanks for all the help and encouragement you have given to my son Jason over the years. Your part in our lives has made such a difference in the most positive way and for that I will be eternally grateful.”

Parent of a pupil at Coxlease School

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