Valuing the present, preparing for the future and learning for life.

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Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Lodge School is a special school catering for students aged between four and nineteen who have an Education Health and Care Plan. All our students have severe learning difficulties and additional needs such as Autism, physical difficulties, hearing or vision impaired and communication differences. We cater for all needs with a highly personalised approach to learning.

We have a wonderful new school building that we moved into in September 2019 and this has allowed us to expand the range of approaches and support we can offer our fantastic students.

Some things that make us what we are and inform our approaches to teaching and learning are that we a

A National Autistic Society (NAS) Accredited school. We follow the approaches and ethos that allows our learners with Autism to develop a range of strategies and support that really works for them on an individual level. We are currently working on becoming an NAS Advanced Accredited School.
A Thrive Approach School and have trauma informed practices to support the students with attachment and their emotional development. So far, we have four trained Thrive Practitioners and all our staff have received training to make sure we use consistent approaches.

A MOVE school that supports physical development through functional movements and goals, we are a Move Centre of Excellence. We have some amazing stories to share!

A school with enhanced facilities such as Aquatic Therapy , Rebound Therapy, Experience Room, Soft Play, Multi Interactive Learning Environment, Sensory Movement and Regulation room and much more.