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Welcome to Elmbank Learning Centre

  • 7-18yrs olds
  • 52 Week
  • Girls
  • Good Provider
Elmbank Learning Centre

About Elmbank Learning Centre

Elmbank Learning Centre and the onsite children's home accommodates up to five young people, all of whom are female and have experienced trauma.

Trauma informed practice underpins all of our work and all staff are trained in this approach. This is a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for everyone, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

A big warm welcome to our learning centre website

At Elmbank we provide high quality education through the delivery of a truly personalised curriculum. Our small cohort of learners benefit from excellent staffing ratios with two full time qualified teachers supported by three teaching and learning assistants. We recognise that education is key to enabling young people to make the right choices in order to keep themselves safe and allowing them to maximise their life chances.

Alister Sidgwick

Aims and Ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a caring, positive and welcoming learning environment where they can achieve their full potential in their education and develop their social communication.

Our broad curriculum allows pupils to pursue both academic and vocational paths allowing individuals to strive in their areas of strength.

We are committed to the following principles:

  • To respect the value of all individual pupils and staff
  • To provide the highest standards of care and education
  • To ensure safety, security and opportunities for success

Our offer

Our Integrated Therapeutic Offer allows us to provide sector leading standards of education, therapeutic support and care for small groups of young people, all on one site. This approach mirrors that of a traditional children’s home and school relationship, but considers the additional support required by young people with significant special educational needs. The young people will live in a children’s home located on-site. This purpose-built home provide an extremely high-quality living experience for young people.

We offer a complete package of residential care, in conjunction with our on-site learning centre, that consistently allows children to realise their potential, both academically and socially. Each young person is closely supported throughout their school day and home life. There are strong links between the children’s home and learning centre to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for each young person and that all of their social, educational and therapeutic needs are met.

The unique characteristic of an integrated provision is the delivery of ‘wrap around’ care, education and therapy to all young people, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's home

Our school at a glance

Highly personalised, structured curriculum with a full range of nationally accredited qualifications, including GCSEs and vocational qualifications.

A comprehensive learning centre with a range of specialist teaching facilities equipped with state of the art technological resources to engage young people and develop skills and confidence.

On-site Therapeutic Services Team that includes an accredited Counsellor, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Educational Psychologist, and a Speech and Language Therapist.

Purpose-built, high-quality children’s home, with en-suite facilities and a range of reception/living areas, furnished and equipped to the highest standards

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We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

If you want to explore how we can help a child or young person in your care, contact our referrals team.

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