Our mission statement
To create a safe and secure environment in which individuals are enabled to achieve their full potential by providing them with diverse learning opportunities.
“Pupils flourish because they are very well looked after in a safe, nurturing and enabling environment. Staff care deeply for the pupils”
Ofsted, July 2017
Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ status in all six categories by Ofsted in July 2017. 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 5 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, we have two Post-16 learning provisions called ‘The Hub’ and ‘The Skills Centre'. These operate in addition to the main school site and provide education and vocational training for up to 20 young people.
The Coxlease provision also incorporates six separate Ofsted registered children’s homes for young people between 5 and 16 years of age and one CQC registered semi-independent home for young people aged 16 to 25 years. The homes are based in 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.