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About St Edward’s School

St Edward’s is a special school providing care and education for boys who experience behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).

Age range: 9 to 18 years. (National Curriculum Years 4 to 13)

Type of Placements: Day and Residential, Monday to Friday, 38 Week.

Location: Hampshire

St Edward’s School is primarily a BESD provision. We cater for pupils with a range of needs including:
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (a sub-type of ADHD)
• Asperger’s Syndrome (High level functioning)
• Autism (ASD) (where BESD is the primary need)
• Conduct Disorder (CD)
• Dyslexia
• Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
• Speech and Language Difficulties.

St Edward’s School is a Charitable Trust, Charity Number: 1159721

Pupils are referred to the School by local authorities as a result of diagnosed difficulties relating to their behaviour. Consideration for placement is made on the basis of a set of admission criteria provided to the Local Authority and discussed with families at interview.

St Edward’s tries to assist each pupil’s personal and social growth, whilst at the same time offering a first class all round education. Within a friendly, supportive and stimulating community, boys are encouraged to grow as individuals, cultivate their talents, adopt the habit of hard work, develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and celebrate their achievements.

The school offers a full compensatory education programme for pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3, leading to GCSE examinations and/or functional literacy and numeracy courses where these may be more appropriate for a young person in Key Stage 4. Vocational training opportunities play a major part in preparing each pupil for adult life.

The school creates opportunities for pupils to contribute to the wider community and an enviable range of outdoor, sporting, and recreational ventures provide strong incentives to participate in and beyond the classroom. Our model of living and working encourages pupils to develop active, participating and contributing membership of their home communities and society in general.

A high premium is placed on the growth of positive relationships between pupils and the staff team, such that, in times of challenge or crisis, appropriate staff support may enable pupils to address and overcome difficulty. We aim to help pupils manage the difficulties and obstacles they may encounter with a prevailing sense of respect and regard for their personal dignity and always in the knowledge that we are here to help.

St Edward’s is situated in a substantial park on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. It benefits from extensive grounds, a wide selection of specialist buildings and workshops together with extensive sporting facilities. The school provides an education and care service during the school year. In addition to a full and varied curriculum, pupils can access specialist support services, including anger management coaching and adolescent therapeutic counselling using the arts.