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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
Children at Underley Garden, but especially Holly Trees, have been waiting for 2 years for this day… The day they finally have a play park in their outside play area. What’s even…
During the Summer term, OT and SALT carried out weekly collaborative sessions, working with Holly’s class around relationships and appropriate behaviours/personal boundaries. All 7 young people fully enjoyed engaging in these sessions…
Occupational Therapy have been working alongside physiotherapy to get Teo walking again. Teo has loved showing off his skills to the other young people. We have also been building up his core…
The new Underley Garden Ayres Sensory Integration Space is now officially open. Young people and therapists have been using the room since September and it was officially opened by Phoebe Caldwell (internationally…
Two lucky boys (Michael and Elijah) from Holly Trees got to meet the one and only Tyson Fury. He was opening a local barbers shop in Lancaster and so we jumped at the…
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