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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. Read our latest Ofsted report.
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, therapy and care for children and adults through the highest levels of expertise. Both the school and home were judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in their most recent inspections.
Our highly personalised approach ensures a more inclusive life for children & young adults, whatever their range of complex needs: including autism, learning & communication difficulties, and associated needs.
Residential & day places are much sought after: from Primary years at ‘Holly Trees’ through to Secondary, Post 16 College & 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 –which includes Speech and Language, Occupational, Educational Psychologists, Psychiatrist, mental health practitioner, health and therapy assistants 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 Garden 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
"I wanted to say a massive heart-felt thank you to everyone who worked with xxxx over the two years she was at Underley. She experienced some fantastic opportunities and adventures with you all – I consider us really lucky that she spent that time with you; I really don’t think she could have been anywhere better." 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
Back in February, Holly Trees participated in the annual Big Sing at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, run by Cumbria Music Hub. They sang ‘The Light and The Calm’ written by…
5RS have enjoyed taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga for Sport and Leisure today!! Two of our staff, Ryan and John took this opportunity to practise their Swan Lake routine…..
St George’s Day was celebrated at Underley Garden school on 23rd April. The day was enjoyed by all, with everyone completing lots of creative activities like: design a shield or a dragon,…
Ripley St Thomas’ Academy in Lancaster have been manufacturing PPE at the school to supply local children’s homes and schools where there is a need. Vicki Bell- subject lead in D&T provided…
Underley Garden never shuts during the holiday period. It is always challenging to keep children occupied and busy during the school holidays for any family. When you are entertaining 37 children it…
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