The New School Butterstone
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Special school
11 - 18

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School Description

The emotional challenges that our children and young people face on a daily basis are more important than any specific diagnosis. These challenges can include: Anxiety; Fragility Social difficulties; Rigidity; Sensory issues; Developmental immaturity; Mood disorder; Trauma; and Avoidance, including school refusal. By promoting the unique abilities of each young person, we help them work through and overcome their own personal challenges. We aim to support our young people re-engage with learning and raise attainment. The key principles of Moore House Academy, Butterstone underpin all learning and engagement for our young people. Dyadic Developmental Practice supports our ethos and staff adopt a PACE approach when interacting with young people (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy). Moore House Academy, Butterstone currently specialises in young people with autism. A 24 hour curriculum ensures learning takes place beyond the classroom across a range of activities young people experience during a typical day. This includes school holiday activities programmes (maintaining peer relationships), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Dynamic Youth and Youth Achievement Awards. Initial assessments help identify young people’s strengths, interests and barriers to learning, allowing us to create personalised pathways and timetables. Small class sizes, very good adult-child ratios and an experienced teaching team mean young people benefit from a tailored and flexible approach to learning.

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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.