A specialist provision for pupils with social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. It is an all boys establishment catering for an age range of 7-16 and is registered for 74 pupils. It is situated in rural Suffolk 10 minutes drive from the heritage coast. The residential accommodation consists of the main house sitting in 10 acres of gardens and 1 mile from the centre of the village of Bramfield. The classroom facilities are independently placed within the grounds and consist of purpose made specialist subject provisions.
Bramfield House School, Halesworth
Who to contact
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Where to go
- IP19 9AB
- Area served
- Venue Email
- Parking available
- Restrictions to access
- The lower school, art room and ground floor of the main house are wheelchair accessible. The residential provision can only be accessed via a flight of stairs and is therefore not wheelchair friendly.
Days & Times
- Monday - Friday
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- Cost Details
- Fees are paid direct to the school by the Local Authority
- Referral required?
- Referral and availability notes
We work closeley with the referring Local Authority to ensure that the young person is offered a provision that can meet their needs. To ensure a successful school placement the school operates an admission process whereby referral paperwork is scrutinised. Pupils are then invited into school with parents/carers and relevant professionals for an informal meeting. This is followed up by a home visit. The final decision is arrived at by the school but always takes into account the pupils views and wishes.
- Age Groups
- Children (5-11), Young people
All students at Bramfield House School have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The majority of students take GCSEs at the end of Year 11. Our curriculum is modified in terms of breadth of subjects offered; we offer a smaller range of subjects and more time is devoted to English Maths and Science lessons.
Class sizes range between 8 – 10 in KS3 & 4, and 5 – 8 in KS2.
All classes are supported by a Teaching Assistant. As part of our practice we differentiate activities and tasks in lessons, ensuring that students are working on developing skills and knowledge to make good progress. In some lessons there may be elements of small group teaching or 1:1 withdrawal. We run interventions to enable students to make progress with their literacy and numeracy skills.
We emphasise life skills throughout our curriculum. In Year 10 some students have the opportunity to access qualifications at a local Skills Centre where students experience vocational learning in a college environment. Our horticulture department is a strength and students can gain qualifications through the Royal Horticulture Society. We offer opportunities for work experience as blocks in Year 11, and on-going opportunities for some students in our local community. Our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme offers further opportunities to students within our extended day provision.
In our residential provision students have access to a broad 24 hour curriculum offering numerous opportunities to develop and promote positive social interaction incorporating communication, independence and self-management skills and the development of self-esteem.
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- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
Please see link for our Local Offer
- Dee Jennings
- 01986 784235
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Mental health conditions