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Chelfham Senior School, Bere Alston, Devon



School Details
Bere Alston,
Yelverton,
Devon,
United Kingdom,
PL20 7EX

Tel: +44 1822 840379
Fax: +44 1822 841489

Web: www.priorygroup.com/pg.asp?p=ChelfhamSeniorSchool1

Founded:0

Principal:
John Steward

Business Development & Marketing:
Charlotte Hughes


Accreditations and affiliations:
Department of Education, Bern, Sport England, Sportsmark, NASS Special Schools, NASEN, IIP/IiP, Division TEACCH, engage in their future, SEBDA, EAQUALS, DFE, UK, BILD, ASDAN, LSC
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
7 - 19
Annual
Day Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
9
Day
0
62
Full board
0
3
Weekly
0
74
Total
NA
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
170
16
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Referral by Local Authority or Social Services, Educational psychologist's report, Report from previous school, Statement of needs, Visit school, This is a Special School, Assessment
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


None Listed

What we offer


  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Water sports
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Chess
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Adventure training
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory Impairment (DSI/MSI)


This school operates 52 weeks in the year.
 
 
Chelfham Senior School offers specialist education and residential care for socially and emotionally vulnerable boys aged 11 to 19 who have complex learning difficulties including autism.

A positive ethos aims to give young people with challenging behaviour a better chance in life by helping them to reappraise themselves and develop feelings of self-worth. The whole atmosphere at Chelfham Senior School is one of positivity, where students' efforts are privately and publicly acknowledged in a constructive manner. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum where appropriate.

There are two sites: Bere Alston for boys aged 11 to 16 and Kilwirthy House for boys aged 16 to 19. Located just 15 minutes drive from Dartmoor National Park, students can take full advantage of the location with activities such as horse riding and hiking.

The accommodation is divided into family living units with TV lounge, dining and drinks facilities. Separate teaching blocks provide general classrooms plus specialist for science, life skills and cookery. Facilities also include IT, DT and construction skills, land and animal skills, ASDAN, leisure and tourism, PE and outdoor education, media studies, land based activities and other practical experiences.

The professional team at Chelfham Senior School is highly trained to provide the best level of support and care to each individual according to their needs.

John Steward
Principal
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