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Residential services

Coxlease School is part of Priory Lyndhurst, which has a total of eight associated children’s homes. Six of these homes provide residential services exclusively for pupils at Coxlease School:

  • Ewan House
  • Fernhill Lodge
  • Hill Lane
  • Lawn House
  • Paperbag Cottage
  • Westover

Flexible care

All of Coxlease School’s children’s homes offer residential placements for up to 52 weeks per year.

  • Fernhill House
  • Lawn House
  • Westover House
  • Ewan House
  • Lawn Road House
  • Paper Bag Cottage

An integrated approach to care

Coxlease School prides itself on the close working relationships between teaching staff at school and care staff at our residential homes. We feel good integration between the educational and residential care that our young people receive is central to  their wellbeing.

Each week-day morning, care staff will send a written precis to education staff ahead of dropping off a young person at school. This includes details of any significant events in the home the night before, meaning teaching staff are aware of any issues and can greet the children personally. There is a second handover at the end of the school day, where education staff update residential staff on the progress of each individual pupil.

Residential staff can also attend parents evenings and open evenings if required. Similarly, residential Year 9 pupils will always be accompanied by their key worker when they attend ‘Options Day’ so that they have 1:1 support when making decisions about their future.

Creating a homely environment

We strive to ensure that all of Coxlease School’s children’s homes have a welcoming, homely feel. It is our aim to empower our residential pupils to feel confident in contributing to the home in which they live and to know that they are valued. Our residential pupils are regularly asked for their input into the way the homes are run, including:

  • Activity planning
  • Food menus in the home
  • Home décor
  • House rules
  • New residents
  • Recruitment of new staff

Involving young people in the care they receive

Every residential pupil at Coxlease School has a key worker who will meet with them on a weekly basis to discuss their recent progress, success, problems and concerns. This gives young people the opportunity to discuss their home arrangements, both short and long term.

Making positive choices

We believe all the young people in care should be supported in taking control of their lives and making informed, positive choices about their future. Care staff help pupils to build meaningful and appropriate peer and adult relationships with adults whom they can emulate.

Supporting family relationships

Care staff at all our homes understand the importance of maintaining relationships with family and friends. All residential pupils at Coxlease School are encouraged by their key worker to keep in regular contact with the significant people in their lives. Depending on individual circumstances this can be:

  • Via phone
  • Via email
  • Via letter
  • In person