New School to Open February 2020

Maple View School

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new special needs school in Mackworth, Derby. Maple View School is located on Prince Charles Avenue and is being developed to meet the specific needs of children aged 7 to 16 years who have moderate to severe learning difficulties. The school will have places for 16 pupils, 8 day pupils and 8 pupils on a residential basis. The school will open its doors to day pupils in February 2020, with residential pupils joining the school around Easter.

The building is currently undergoing design and development work to meet the specific needs of the pupils and will offer light, airy, flexible learning spaces, as well as quiet areas and break out rooms. The residential facilities are modern, spacious and homely. There is also has a large secure garden and play area, all making it a fantastic place to live and learn.

The school will offer fully individualised and inclusive education encompassing Education, Care and Therapy to meet pupils’ Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Children will have access to a range of professionals including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Physiotherapy.

Chief Executive, Richard Atkinson said “As a group we have over 25 years’ success in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with special education needs. Our unwavering drive is to ensure that children and young people have every opportunity to maximise their potential. We know that given the right environment, a fully individualised curriculum and detailed care plan we can make a real difference to the lives of children and their families. We very much look forward to extending our ability to meet the specific needs of pupils with the opening of Maple View School.”

Keep looking out for updates on the development of the school site and for job opportunities.