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These are schools outside of Northamptonshire that are named in EHC Plans for West Northants Council pupils. 

Some of them are mainstream schools in adjacent counties, as this is more convenient for travel for the young people and their families. Some are the national special schools and some are residential special schools. 

All special schools will expect a pupil to have an EHC Plan. All schools will need to agree that they can meet the needs set out in the EHC Plan in order to accept a pupil from West Northamptonshire. 

Independent (private) specialist places will be only by arrangement with the local authority's education services. 

Independent (private) schools will be self-funded and are listed elsewhere.

This list is in alphabetical order. Post-16 settings can be found at the end. 

More independent special schools can be found here:

List of Approved Independent Special Schools and Special Post-16 Settings (Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014)

Out of County Schools:

The Academy of Central Bedfordshire | Houghton Regis, Beds | Ages 11 to 16 | Free school alternative provision | Pupils who have been permanently excluded

Arc School Napton (Kedleston Group) | Napton-On-The-Hill, Warks | Ages 5 to 11 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH, SLCN

Ashlawn School  | Rugby, Warks | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Avon Park School (Witherslack Group) | Rugby, Warks | Ages 6 to 16 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH

Aylesbury UTC  | Aylesbury, Bucks | Ages 14 to 19 | University technical college | Mainstream

Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form | Banbury, Oxon | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Bridge Academy  | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 11 to 19 | Academy alternative provision | Pupils who have been permanently excluded

Bruern Abbey School  | Bicester, Oxon | Ages 7 to 17 (boys) | Other independent school (boarding) | SpLD (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia)

Cambian Bletchley Park School  | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 7 to 19 | Other independent special school | ASD, SLCN

Carlton Digby School  | Nottingham, Notts | Ages 3 to 18 | Community special school | MLD, SLD, PMLD, ASD, physical disability, sensory impairments, SEMH, SLCN

Challney High School for Girls | Luton, Beds | Ages 11 to 16 (girls) | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Chilworth House School (Witherslack Group) | Wheatley, Oxon | Ages 5 to 11 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH

Dorothy Goodman School | Hinckley, Leics | Ages 3 to 19 | Academy special | ASD, MLD, MSI, PMLD, SLCN, SLD

Dovetree School (Witherslack Group) | Hinckley, Leics | Ages 8 to 18 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH

Dunchurch Boughton Church of England Junior Academy | Rugby, Warks | Ages 7 to 11 | Primary academy | Mainstream

Edward Feild Primary School | Kidlington, Oxon | Ages 4 to 11 | Primary community school | Mainstream

The Grange Therapeutic School  | Oakham, Leics | Ages 8 to 18 | Other independent special school (day and boarding) | ASD, SEMH

Hardwick House School | Loughborough, Leics | Ages 7 to 19 | Other independent special school | ASD

Harlescott House School (VALS) | Shrewsbury, Shrops | Ages 8 to 17 | Other independent special school (linked to a children's home) | ASD, MLD, SLD

Harris Church of England Academy | Rugby, Warks | Ages 11 to 16 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

The Haven School Wolston | Wolston, Warks | Ages 11 to 18 | Other independent special school | SEMH

The Hazeley Academy | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 11 to 19 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Heathlands School | St Albans, Herts | Ages 3 to 18 | Community special school | Hearing impairments

Huckleberry Therapeutic School | Wantage, Oxon | Ages 5 to 11 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH, attachment disorders

The Lady Byron School | Fleckney, Leics | Ages 10 to 17 | Other independent special school | ASD

Lawrence Sheriff School | Rugby, Warks | Ages 11 to 18 (boys) | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Mary Hare School | Newbury, Berks | Ages 4 to 19 | Non-maintained special school (day and boarding) | Hearing impairments

Meadowdale Primary School | Market Harborough, Leics | Ages 4 to 11 | Primary academy | Mainstream

Orion Academy | Oxford, Oxon | Ages 10 to 18 (boys) | Academy special | ASD, SEMH

Overley Hall School | Telford, Shrops | Ages 8 to 19 | Other independent special school (linked to a children's home) | ASD, LD, SLCN, SEMH

Oxley Park Academy | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 3 to 11 | Primary academy | Mainstream

The Pace Centre | Aylesbury, Bucks | Ages 3 to 16 | Other independent special school | Cerebral palsy and other neurodisabilities

Park School | Chipping Norton, Oxon | Ages 7 to 18 | Other independent special school | SEMH

The Priors School | Southam, Warks | Ages 4 to 11 | Primary free school | Mainstream

Queensmead House School (Witherslack Group) | Windsor, Berks | Ages 5 to 17 | Other independent special school | ADHD, ASD, SEMH

Quest Academy | Rugby, Warks | Ages 7 to 19 | Free school special | ASD, SEMH

Quorn Hall School | Quorn, Leics | Ages 6 to 17 | Other independent special school | ASD, SEMH

The Redway School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 2 to 19 | Community special school | ASD, SLD, PMLD, complex medical needs

Rokeby Primary School | Rugby, Warks | Ages 3 to 11 | Primary academy | Mainstream (with resourced provision for SLCN)

Romans Field School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 5 to 11 | Community special school | ASD, SEMH, SLCN

Royal Latin School | Buckingham, Bucks | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Royal School for the Deaf Derby | Derby, Derbys | Ages 3 to 19 | Non-maintained special school (day and boarding) | Hearing impairments

Rugby Free Secondary School | Rugby, Warks | Ages 11 to 19 | Secondary free school | Mainstream (with resourced provision for ASD)

The Ryes College (Keys Group) | Sudbury, Suff | Ages 11 to 18 | Other independent special school | SEMH

Sheiling School | Ringwood, Hants | Ages 5 to 19 | Other independent special school (day and boarding) | ASD, MLD, SLD, SLCN

The Shires at Oakham | Oakham, Rut | Ages 11 to 19 | Other independent special school | ASD, MLD, SLD

Slated Row School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 4 to 19 | Community special school | ASD, MLD, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, SLCN, SLD, SpLD (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia)

Southam College | Southam, Warks | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

St James and St John Church of England Primary School | Buckingham, Bucks | Ages 4 to 11 | Voluntary controlled primary school | Mainstream

St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy | Market Harborough, Leics | Ages 4 to 11 | Primary academy | Mainstream

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 3 to 11 | Voluntary aided primary school | Mainstream

St Paul's Catholic School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 11 to 19 | Voluntary aided secondary school | Mainstream (with resourced provision for ASD, MLD, SEMH, sensory impairments, SLCN)

Stephenson Academy | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 9 to 16 | Academy special | SEMH

Swalcliffe Park School | Banbury, Oxon | Ages 10 to 19 (boys) | Non-maintained special school (day and boarding) | ASD

The Warriner School | Banbury, Oxon | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream (with resourced provision for ASD, SLCN)

Welland Park Academy | Market Harborough, Leics | Ages 11 to 16 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Wilds Lodge School  | Oakham, Rut | Ages 5 to 19 | Other independent special school (day and boarding) | SEMH

The Woodlands School (formerly The Walnuts School) | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 4 to 19 | Community special school | ASD, MLD, SLCN

Woodlands Academy | Nottingham, Notts | Ages 3 to 16 | Academy special | MLD

Wykham Park | Banbury, Oxon | Ages 11 to 18 | Secondary academy | Mainstream

Wyvern School | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 3 to 7 | Primary foundation school | Mainstream

Out of County Post-16 Settings: 

Abingdon and Witney College | Abingdon, Oxon | Ages 16+ | General further education college | Mainstream

Brooksby Campus (SMB College Group) | Coalville, Leics | Ages 16+ | Land-based college | Mainstream

Heart of England Training Ltd | Leics, Northants, Warks, West Mids | Ages 16+ | Independent training provider | Mainstream

Loughborough College | Loughborough, Leics | Ages 16+ | General further education college | Mainstream

Milton Keynes College | Milton Keynes, Bucks | Ages 16+ | General further education college | Mainstream

Queen Alexandra College | Birmingham, West Mids | Ages 16-25 | Special post-16 institution (day and boarding) | ASD, MLD, physical disabilities, SLD, visual impairment

Accreditations

See Ofsted for the latest inspection resports for any of these schools

Locality
United Kingdom
Age range
Suitable for ages from 5 years to 18 years
Referral route
Professional Referral
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

Address

West Northamptonshire Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom

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Last updated 08 May 2024