Compass Community School Coastal Park

Kent, United Kingdom

Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 5 - 17 years

About Compass Community School Coastal Park

Ferndearle School was established in 2001 and is registered with the DFE as an Independent Special School for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD).

Our highly trained and experienced education team work closely with parents, carers, multi-agency professionals, key workers and programme psychologists to holistically support children and young people with a range of challenging presentations, particularly Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and attachment difficulties. We have a relentless drive to achieve the very best possible outcomes for every one of our students.

No matter what stage of learning our students are working at when they arrive, we provide a targeted, broad and balanced curriculum that maintains high academic aspirations without losing sight of the child themselves. We support them to engage fully in education, find a love for learning, develop their self-esteem and resilience, and provide them with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to take the next step in their life.

The school provides a placement for pupils who live in care at Ferndearle and offers day placements to pupils from the local community. The school offers 52 week residential placements. The school has three sites with staff ratios relevant to the pupil’s learning needs.


Address: Heather Lodge, 2 Radnor Park West, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1622 880676
What people say about us

Pupils are at the centre of everything the school does. Adults understand pupils’ needs

- Ofsted, 10-12/12/19
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