Sedgemoor Manor School
Somerset, United Kingdom
About Sedgemoor Manor School
Sedgemoor Manor School is a specialist day school registered for 60 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum and who are aged between 7 and 19 years. We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success.’ We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives.
We can offer bespoke packages of education and therapy for our young people. We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. Many of our students have struggled in mainstream education and thrive in an environment with other autistic students, where the level of support and teaching methods are specifically designed to overcome the challenges that they face.
Sedgemoor Manor offers an environment which promotes self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem and provides students with the strategies that they need to meet the challenges associated with their specific learning difficulties. We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional positive regard.
We are proud to offer a broad range of on-site therapy. Our therapy team includes a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, mindfulness coach and we are developing a Thrive Approach across the school.
We take pride in the environment we can offer. The school is located in a beautiful, quiet, rural location in Somerset in a manor house, which has a range of outbuildings and extensive grounds. We have specialist rooms for Maths, English, Science, food, DT, mechanics, animal care, horticulture and outdoor learning. We have many animals on site including ponies, sheep, goats, cats, tortoises, fish, turtles, snakes and bearded dragons.
Our facilities for physical education are similarly outstanding. We have nine acres of playing fields where students play most field sports, including cricket, soccer and rugby, together with athletics and tennis on two hard courts. Our purpose-built sports centre houses four badminton courts, volleyball courts and a weight-training gym.