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Pegasus School [Special School]

Caldwell Hall, Main Street, Caldwell, Derbyshire, United Kingdom DE12 6RS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range8 to 19
Annual Day Fees£103300 to £0
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£230100 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£299400 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Board0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 0
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Kerry Jefferson

Pegasus School is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 8 to 19 years with severe learning disabilities, autism and associated challenging behaviour. Many of our students also have mental health and therapy needs.

The School is situated in the grounds of Caldwell Hall; five miles from Burton on Trent on the borders of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

The ethos of Pegasus School is our individualised approach. Every element of a student's package is bespoke to that individual; whether that be the number of nights they stay, their specific routine, the input from professional services, diet, cultural and religious preferences, etc.

Until students are 16 years old, education and care are located in one building with onsite professional support services. This gives us the opportunity to truly build a multi-disciplinary package around the young person. This integrated approach means we are able to fully meet the needs of young people with very complex needs and ensure they make progress, develop independent skills and are able to engage socially with others. This level of support continues when the students move to the on-site college at the age of 16.
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What we offer

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Sailing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Particular diets
  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • MLD
  • SLD
  • PMLD
  • Language
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory

  • * This school operates
      52 weeks in the year.

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • 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)
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Scholarships & Bursaries

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • ASDAN
    • BILD
    • DFE, UK
    • NASS Special Schools

    Religious Affliations:

    • No religious affiliation
    • All denominations welcome

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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