New Direction

Special school

Ringer Villa Farm
Ringer Lane
S43 4BX
11 - 16
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School Description

New Direction School is an independent special school, which was opened in September 2004, and is located on the outskirts of Clowne, a small rural town in Derbyshire. The school provides full-time education for pupils aged from 11 to 16 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, and associated challenging behaviour. Pupils placed at the school are at risk of exclusion from their previous schools. All full-time pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school also makes part-time alternative provision, generally for one day a week, for a small number of pupils who are on the rolls of maintained schools in the area served by the school. New Direction occupies premises within a complex that includes a farm and equestrian centre with provision for adults with learning difficulties, all under the same proprietor. There is some sharing of staff and facilities.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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