A bedroom within Camelia House

Our school and residential care

The Children's Trust School is a purpose built, residential non-maintained school for children aged up to 19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex education, health, therapy and care needs.

Our School welcomes pupils aged from two years upwards and provides a safe, caring, organised and happy environment where their individual needs can be met. In partnership with parents, we enrich each pupil's quality of life by promoting their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.

With both day and residential placements available, where we offer age-appropriate education and activities, from dedicated early years classes for the youngest children, to further education-style classes for older teenagers.

As specialists in our field, we are able to support children with: 

  • neurological disorders including degenerative conditions 
  • brain injury 
  • global developmental delay or profound and multiple learning difficulties 
  • severe learning difficulties 
  • sensory impairments (visual, hearing, multi-sensory) 
  • complex health and medical needs 
  • tracheostomy 
  • assisted ventilation 
  • complex medication regimes 
  • epilepsy 
  • children considered palliative.
School Art Festival

Day placements available

We currently have day placements available at our school and welcome children aged two to 19.

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Our school in numbers

  • 100%

    of professionals surveyed agreed they would recommend our school to other professionals.

  • 44

    children attended The Children's Trust School in 2020/21.

  • 100%

    of parents agreed their child or young person is taught well in school and has made good progress.

Other services you may be interested in...

Short breaks

Residential short breaks at The Children’s Trust offer flexible, nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0-18. Set in 24-acres of beautiful woodland at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey, we offer overnight stays in comfortable, fully-accessible bedrooms, available seven days a week.

Residential rehabilitation

The Children's Trust offers a range of residential brain injury rehabilitation services for children and young people with acquired brain injury (ABI).

Matthew on a tablet during a music session

Early years

As part of our early years offering, we hold a weekly parent and child group, Taddies, for children aged 0-5, as well as age-appropriate education and activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for children aged 2-5 attending our on-site nursery, Tadworth Tots.