Priory Education & Children’s Services provide specialist education and care for young people agred between 5 to 25 years.
Our 26 schools and colleges (which include day schools, residential schools and colleges, and residential schools with children’s homes) meet the needs of young people with:
- Challenging social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- Autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome
- Complex and severe learning disabilities
- Specific learning disabilities associated with dyslexia
We also have a small fostering service for up to 60 young people, all of whom are educated in local authority schools.
Almost all the young people we provide education for have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements and many have had numerous care placements. We aim to very quickly improve attendance and engage every young person in learning activities.
For young people admitted to our hospital services for in-patient stays, we have hospital schools. These are based within our hospitals at Altringham, Cheadle Royal, Chelmsford, North London, Ticehurst and Woodbourne as well as two CAMHS education units linked to Priory Schools in Roehampton and Southampton.
We strive to provide the highest quality of education and care in a safe and positive environment in which every young person can achieve the best possible outcomes. Our personalised packages of education and care meet individual needs, so that every young person achieves what they set out to, and makes a positive transition.