Meldreth Manor: a special school for disabled children
Meldreth Manor is a special school and children's home for disabled children and young people with profound and / or multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs aged 6–19 years.
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Many of our students have cerebral palsy and resulting visual impairments or other sensory loss and additional health needs such as epilepsy.
We cater for disabled children and young people aged from 6–19 years as residential or day students.
"The school offers a good quality of education... with many outstanding features including the way it successfully promotes pupils' personal development." — Our latest Ofsted School report, November 2010.
Our multi-sensory curriculum is based on a holistic approach, integrating therapies with education. We make our school lessons and activities motivating, relevant and fun! We aim to give each child the best possible skills to have an independent life, through effective communication, choices and decision-making.
Our team of full-time therapists are based in the school. We have a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) and full-time SaLT technician, a Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist. We have trained physiotherapy assistants working with the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist, and in class, to carry out students' individual physical management programmes.
We also provide music therapy, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy and horse riding.
The site is extensive and accessible; the buildings are purpose-built and also fully accessible.
We also offer residential accommodation – a registered Children's Home open 52 weeks of the year. It is on the same site as the school and offers a variety of options for accommodation, from full-time to term-time to weekly boarding. Most children in the children's home attend Meldreth Manor School, but it is not mandatory. We also offer respite care and short breaks.