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Alderwasley Hall School, Derbyshire

Alderwasley, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2SR
Tel: +44 1629 822586  Fax: +44 1629 826661
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Headteacher: Angela Findlay
Assessment Team: Sarah Savage

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Age range:5 - 19
Annual day fees: £54,942 - £60,325
Annual weekly boarding fees: £79,808 - £103,846
Annual full boarding fees: £156,615 - £161,998
This school offers flexi-boarding.
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Method of entry: Assessment, Referral by Local Authority or Social Services, Report from previous school, Please apply to school, Residential assessment, Statement of needs, This is a Special School, This school is for pupils with autistic spectrum needs (or autistic spectrum PLUS other special education needs), Visit school
Accreditations and affiliations: NAS, NASS Special Schools, DFE, UK
Religious affiliation: No religious affiliation, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages: English

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Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 5 to 19 years with Specific Language Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders, all of whom experience complex speech, language and communication needs. We also have expertise in working with children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury. The School and Sixth Form Centre are located on separate sites within five miles of each other and are situated in Derbyshire, close to the towns of Matlock, Belper and Wirksworth. The City of Derby is also within easy access. The aim of all aspects of the curriculum is to prepare students for adult life by fulfilling their social and academic potential. Young people are supported to develop and achieve academic and vocational plans, develop independent living skills and a clear sense of identity enabling them to contribute to society in adult life. The individual needs of students, as set out in their are met through Therapy and educational programmes, underpinned by high quality care.

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Curriculum and exams

Exam boards: Edexcel Foundation, AQA, BTEC, AS Level, GCSE
  • Are vocational courses (such as AVCE/GNVQ) offered?
  • Yes

Special needs

This school is a special school that provides for this particular need:

  • Aspergers Syndrome*
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties*
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)*
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory Impairment (DSI/MSI)
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Acquired Brain Injury*

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This school operates 52 weeks in the year.

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School reference: R40145

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