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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 which houses up to 25 boys and Ibstock House which has 6 individual bedrooms and is the junior boarding provision. The school is less than 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.

This provider was Quality Assured in 2016 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

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Who to contact

Dee Jennings
01986 784 235

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Where to go

Walpole Road
IP19 9AB
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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?
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We work closely 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.

Class sizes are 8 pupils in KS3 & 4 and 6 – 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. 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.

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

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Dee Jennings
01986 784235
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions

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