Residential care and the 24-hour waking day

"Children and young people benefitted from exceptional care provided by a wide range of highly skilled, committed and passionate staff."

- CQC, March 2020, Outstanding

Residential accommodation in a homely, caring and safe environment.School

Purpose-built and co-located on the same site as our School, accommodation is comfortably furnished with all the necessary adaptive equipment needed.

Offering a range of single and twin rooms, families are encouraged to decorate and personalise their child’s bedroom.

With accommodation set across a number of residential houses, each has named doctors, nurses, social workers, and a unit manager/deputy, all on hand to provide the care and support needed. Medical support is also provided out of hours by an on-call GP service.

Therapists are located on residential houses, crossing over into the School during the day to ensure a holistic therapy provision. For those children residing with us, a key worker keeps in regular contact with the family throughout the child’s stay at The Children’s Trust. For further information on the role of our key workers, please download our keyworker leaflet by clicking here (for children) or here (for parents/carers).


24-hour waking day curriculum

SchoolStaff supporting children who stay with us residentially work closely together to provide continuity of education, health, therapy and care.

All residential children have a single ‘plan’ which travels with them throughout their day. Every plan includes personalised education, health, therapy and care goals that all teams actively assess, plan and evaluate progress and achievement against.

Both School-based health professionals and those based in our residential houses are responsible for joint planning to keep children safe, well and provide effective support to promote the health and well-being of each child.

Weekly individual health reviews are scheduled to assess every child’s health across a 24-hour period, plan internal and external health appointments and attendance at clinics with a view to maximising safe access to school and the wider world.

The team around the child work jointly with commitment to pursue interests and hobbies of the children.

Personalised social, play and leisure goals are shared across the 24-hour contexts and teams strive to ensure that the children participate in and benefit from a wide range of activities across The Children’s Trust site, in local communities and beyond.


Contact us

If you would like to visit and enjoy a tour of our school, associated residential accommodation and on-site facilities, please do get in touch. Members of our team will be delighted to show you around.

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The way we work

Our multidisciplinary team works across our school and residential accommodation to ensure that the child’s plans and programmes are designed holistically with strategies to optimise their accessibility to learn, participate and thrive.

Our facilities

The physical environment of The Children’s Trust School is appropriate and responsive to meet the needs of the children attending our School. This includes relevant equipment such as that for hoisting and changing, including height adjustable and visually adaptable equipment.

Our curriculum

Children attending our School follow the ImPACTS curriculum. The curriculum is at the heart of everything we do. Since 2008 ImPACTS key skills approach to assessment, curriculum and monitoring has been developing.

Ofsted Good provider