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We are here to help you find the best provision for a child or young person in your care. Are you ready to join us on the journey to create another unique story of success?

About us

We are Witherslack Group, the leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum disorders; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

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Our approach

Every child’s journey is different but our unique approach ensures that the outcomes remain the same – inspirational achievements and stunning stories of success.

Our Internal Team Around the Child (ITAC) approach ensures every child receives unrivalled, comprehensive and dedicated support and encouragement.

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Our integrated therapy means we support every child’s individual needs in a truly holistic and personalised way.

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Our vocational centres widen the opportunities and experiences available to every learner on their journey to their chosen career.

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Specialist education & children's homes

In our caring and nurturing environments we provide the inspirational experiences to build confidence and help release each young person’s full potential, so that they can look forward to a better and brighter future.

Types of schools and children's homes

Outstanding Ofsted Ratings

Our outstanding Ofsted judgements and award-winning schools and children’s homes offer inspirational learning and living environments for every child and make us the leading provider of our type.

Going for gold

It is impossible to measure the pride we have in the amazing achievements of our children and young people. With the support and commitment of their families and our staff, we see endless stories of success.

One such example is Kieron’s story, an ex-pupil of our Lakeside School. In this short video, his mum and a member of the school’s staff talk warmly about Kieron’s journey and how he is now focused on making it to the 2024 Olympic Games.

He’s a champion already in our eyes!

Our commitment to providing free support

Our wide variety of events, webinars and resources offer parents and professionals a unique opportunity to access a range of SEN specific advice, support and training. Best of all, it’s completely free! Start your search now.

Authority Link

Do you want to be kept up to date on the progress of the young person you have placed with us? Authority Link is our real-time reporting system providing you with up to date, live information across our schools and children’s homes.

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I was impressed with the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the lovely relationships you have built with the young people.

Social Worker

As soon I entered the home I was made to feel welcome by others, nothing was too much for them.

Young person , Woodlands Children’s Home,
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