Experienced, dedicated and innovative specialist staff
Developing confidence, motivation, independence & self-worth
“It’s given us peace of mind because we know he has a future now.” Parent
The school offers each young person a bespoke curriculum tailored to their individual needs.
Residential pupils enjoy a range of activities in the houses and frequent trips to local facilities.
A safe and inclusive home environment that is individually tailored to the needs of each adult.
Underley Garden School
Underley Garden is a unique setting, providing specialist education and care through the highest levels of expertise.
Our highly personalised approach ensures a more inclusive life for children & young adults, whatever their range of of complex needs: including autism, learning & communication difficulties, and associated problems.
Residential & day places are much sought after: from Primary years at “Holly Trees” through to Secondary & Adult Care. In our specialist environment of understanding and calm, our focus is to make learning opportunities appropriate, meaningful and relevant, with an emphasis on social and communication skills.
Our highly trained, experienced staff are dedicated to unpick each pupil’s specific needs and match them with an integrated blend of educational and therapeutic aims which ensures progress and success.
The onsite therapists – Speech and Language, Occupational, Educational Psychologists and Learning Disability Nurses – regularly visit each class and home to help ensure our therapeutic approach is embedded across every aspect of Underley Garden life.
Our location, on a private estate close to the Lake District, offers personal space to explore & enjoy the beautiful environment as well as wonderful opportunities to join local community activities such as our recent success as winners of Cumbria in Bloom.
"Underley has given us peace of mind...we can stop worrying about his future now, because we know has has one. We're just so happy he is at Underley and so pleased with what they are doing for him." Parent
"We are a family again. It's been an absolutely amazing transformation. Since he has been at Underley we have a completely different child at home." Parent
"I would highly recommend Underley Garden. It’s just brilliant. I struggle to put into words how lucky we feel to have found this school and have a place for our son there. We know he’s happy there and as parents that’s important for us to know.” Parent
“ He’s come on in leaps and bounds at Underley: it’s the best thing ever. I’m really proud of him.” Parent
"James is a totally different child since he started at Underley. He’ll talk to people more now, whereas before he wouldn’t even look at you. His confidence has really grown since. His social worker can’t believe the difference in him. She can see that his confidence has really grown. He used to hide from her under the table!” Parent
“I knew as soon as I arrived at Underley that it was absolutely the right school for Dylan. The big wide open spaces outside, the classroom set up, and the welcoming atmosphere made me know that it would be perfect for him. I knew it was right as soon as I reached the top of the drive and saw the walled garden, but as I was shown round and saw the whole set up I knew instinctively it was the right school for my son.” Parent
Our Principal, Ann Henderson, has had a chilly weekend – all aimed at raising money for a children’s charity. She travelled to the Highlands of Scotland and swam in the icy waters…
Peter has been working as a carer at Underley Garden for 6 months. On a recent trip to his local barbershop he got talking to the owner, Kywan about his job and…
An outdoor sound and light show are not normally on the agenda for your average parents’ evening – but then Underley Garden is not your average school. Over the past six-weeks, students…
The staff and young people celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite characters. As you can see the school was over run by some very well known faces. Everyone enjoyed taking part…
Ann has worked in education for 30 years. She has a 1st class honours degree in education (English and History), a diploma in special educational needs, the National Professional Qualification in Headship…
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