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Pegasus School

Day and 38 to 52 week residential Age: Mixed 7-19

Moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism and associated challenging behaviours

Welcome from the head

Pegasus School is situated in a small village called Caldwell, on the borders of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. The school occupies a beautiful Georgian building with acres of land and incorporates a school farm.

At Pegasus School we structure the education pathway around outdoor learning. We believe this is essential as it gives young people first hand experiences of the world around them and develops a wide range of life skills. We pride ourselves on developing the next steps in independence whatever that may be.

Pegasus School is a unique and inclusive Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School. Our young people have a variety of needs and learning styles.

We can accommodate young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. Current primary areas of need include; Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attachment needs, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

Our young people have previously disengaged with learning prior to admission, have a history of low education engagement and prior attainment linking into affected attendance or long absences from education. Due to presenting high levels of classroom disruption and below expected progress, in an educational setting that does not fit their learning needs, young people may also find themselves on reduced timetables.

Young people at Pegasus School have very high sensory needs along with complex behaviours, lower cognitive skills and reduced communication skills. We support our young people with high staff to young people ratios, a large rural environment, animals, community trips and specialist onsite therapy input.

To be sure that Pegasus School is the right learning environment for your young person, we invite you to visit and meet our amazing young people and staff.

Please also have a look at our Facebook page which gives examples of the engagement and a love of learning our young people have.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pegasus School.

Mitchell Hubbard, Head Teacher


Parents and carers have positive views of the school. One parent said, ‘My child feels safe, comfortable, well cared for, trusted and valued. I am very pleased with the progress they are making.’

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