Meldreth Manor School

An outstanding school for disabled children ages 6 to 19

About the school

Meldreth Manor is a special school and children's home for disabled children and young people ages 6 to 19 years. 

We work with students who have special educational needs (SEN) resulting from profound or multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

Many of our students have cerebral palsy and resulting visual impairments or other sensory loss. Some students have additional health needs such as those associated with epilepsy.

We can cater for disabled children and young people as residential or day students.

Changes at Meldreth Manor School

Following consultation on the proposal to close Meldreth Manor, we’re very pleased that the Board of Trustees has agreed to sell the services to The Aurora Group a specialist provider in education and care.

We have now exchanged contracts with Aurora and we are working hard to complete the transfer as soon as possible. Aurora will own and manage the School and Children’s Home and everyone living and attending Meldreth Manor will have the opportunity to continue to do so. Staff will continue to be employed at the services, if they wish.

The quality of teaching is outstanding overall... A major strength... is in the focus... on the individual learning targets of each student, derived from their statements of special educational needs and individual education plans.
Ofsted September 2013

Our multi-sensory curriculum

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.

Therapies available

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.

Our facilities

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.

Contact us

Meldreth Manor School

Manor Road
Fenny Lane

01763 268 000