From Year 2 all the way up to Sixth form, students are integrated within our mainstream provision – known as Hurst – unless their learning needs dictate the requirement for specialist support, which is available via our SEN provision – known as Lodge.
Lodge students are typically those with an EHCP and Special Educational Needs within the area of Communication and Interaction, with diagnoses of ASC, ADHD and anxiety.
Lodge @ Hurst Lodge: A structure for SEN success
Our specialist SEN provision, Lodge, has been designed to deliver a high-quality educational experience that is ideally suited to children who might not thrive in a larger mainstream environment but are equally not suited to attending a specialist Special Educational Needs (SEN) school.
Through a range of specialist curriculum pathways, SEN students are given the opportunity to reach their academic potential in a way that also tends to their social and emotional needs. We dovetail a range of therapeutic and SEN support approaches with personalised, pupil-led learning opportunities, promoting independence, agency, curiosity, self-awareness and confidence.
Our overarching aim for a pupil with SEN is to help them become a confident, well-rounded young person, living as independently as possible and fostering high aspirations for the future.
- Small class sizes of no more than eight pupils
- A bespoke, tailor-made curriculum
- Highly trained, dedicated teaching and support staff
- On-site support from qualified therapists and assistants
Access to specialist partners
At Hurst Lodge, our in-house expertise in SEND is augmented by the skills available from Sensory Smart Child Therapies (SSCT), a specialist private paediatric therapy practice. SSCT provide a range of assessment and screening services in a broad range of specialist areas, including Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy (SALT). Our children benefit from direct access to these services on-site here at school.
Admissions to our specialist SEN provision follow our admissions process outlined here, with differing pathways for private, fee-paying families and those securing borough funding through an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If you would like any further information then please get in touch.