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Bramfield House School, Halesworth

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.

Who to contact

Name
Dee Jennings
Position
Headteacher
Telephone
01986 784 235
Email
info@bramfieldhouse.co.uk
Website
http://www.bramfieldhouse.co.uk

Additional contact

Additional Website
http://www.acorncare.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Walpole Road
Bramfield
Halesworth
Suffolk
Postcode
IP19 9AB
Area served
Halesworth
Venue Email
info@bramfieldhouse.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
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
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other details

Cost Details
Fees are paid direct to the school by the Local Authority
Referral required?
Yes
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
Notes

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.

Service users involved in planning
Yes
School Type
Special
DfE Number
935/6036
Last Updated
01/12/2017

Nursery provision

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Please see link for our Local Offer

 

 

Contact
Dee Jennings
Telephone
01986 784235
Email
info@bramfieldhouse.co.uk
Links
http://bramfieldschool.co.uk/about-us/local-offer/
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions

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