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Northgate School and Arts College (Special) - The Place to Bee

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Northgate School Arts College, 67-69 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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  • Lift

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Northgate School and Arts College (Special) - The Place to Bee
01604 720505


The Place to Bee is a brand-new venture based in Kingsthorpe. It is part of Northgate School Arts College and The Bee Hive. It offers young adults (aged 19-25) with learning disabilities the opportunities to follow a vocational pathway into customer service and retail. Service-users are mentored by job coaches and a small team of staff.

Independence, teamwork, knowledge, and self-esteem are developed through hands-on learning and mentoring within a café, sweetshop, and life-skills flat. The Place to Bee aims to develop skills to prepare service-users for the world of work and employability. The café is dog-friendly and has an outside seating area.

All the activities carried out within The Place to Bee are essential to running a fully functional business. Service-users are an integral part of the team, and staff encourage everyone to reach their full potential.


  • Barista
  • Customer Service & Hospitality
  • Food Hygiene
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Personal Budgets can be used to fund places for service users. Sessions are £60 a day.
  • Northampton Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 19 years to 25 years
Referral route
  • Professional Referral
  • Self Referral
For people with
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
Eligibility criteria
Age Range - Adulthood
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

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Last updated 20 February 2024