Southlands School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Vicars Hill
SO41 5QB
7 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Southlands School is a co-educational, independent special school. It is located in Lymington. The school is operational for 52 weeks of the year. All pupils have an education, health and care plan related to autistic spectrum disorder. The vast majority have been placed by their local authority. Most pupils Inspection report: Southlands School 5–7 November 2019 5 have experienced considerable disruption to their education, including long periods of absence from school, prior to joining Southlands. Since the previous inspection, the previous chair of governors has been promoted and a new chair is now in place. A new executive principal, Karen Gaster, joined the school in 2018. She oversees the work of the senior leadership team, which has been reorganised to include a new head of inclusion. The school is part of the Cambian Education, which is part of The Cambian Group. In October 2018, The Cambian Group was acquired by CareTech. Leaders use a range of alternative provisions to broaden the range of courses that pupils study. These include Brockenhurst College, Totten College, The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy, The New Forest Wildlife Park, Avon Tyrell activity centre, Calshot activity centre and PedAll inclusive cycling.

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