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Sense College - Aldeby Resource Centre

Sense College is an independent specialist college for young people and adults who have sensory impairments and additional disabilities. It is Ofsted registered and was graded 'Good' in February 2017 at last inspection.

Sense Centre Aldeby is part of Sense College and caters for people with dual or single sensory impairment, communication difficulties and associated disabilities. It is situated near Beccles, not far from Great Yarmouth and the bright and airy building has been specially adapted to meet the varying needs of our learners. Last summer we opened two additional bespoke classrooms on site to accommodate growing numbers of students which include a sensory room and a fully accessible kitchenette.

Who to contact

Jo Loubser
College PA
01733 425053
50 Forder Way
Cygnet Park

Where to go

Aldeby Resource Centre
Unit 18 Aldeby Business Park
Common Road
NR34 0BL
Area served
Lowestoft, Beccles, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, Kessingland, Felixstowe, Southwold
Venue Website
Parking available

Days & Times

Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm
Time of day
Session Information
Timetables are devised based upon the needs and wishes of the supported person. Sessions such as rebound therapy
arts and crafts
work experience
swimming and other community access activities are regularly offered.

Other details

Cost Details
Costs for the education programme depend upon the support level each student requires and quotes given may be subject to change upon assessment. Costs for Adult Social Care placements are taken from the relevant agreed fees matrices or framework with each local authority, again being dependent on agreed support levels.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please make requests for referral to Jo Loubser, College PA (details above). The college will then arrange for contact to be made by either the relevant local Education Transitions Officer or the Centre Manager, depending on the desired programme.

Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Low vision resources, Adapted Toilet, Sign Language

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
Ofsted registered


Aldeby Resource Centre forms part of Sense College, along with other centres in the eastern region. The neighbouring centres are at Dereham, Knapwell in Cambs, Hampton in Peterborough (Cambs), Keech Hospice in Luton (Beds) and Rothwell in Kettering (Northants). The college head office is situated at the Hampton Resource Centre. We have also opened a new facility within our centre in Birmingham.

Sense College is part of the wider organisation of Sense, the national Deafblind charity, which has separate listings within the Norfolk Directory for other services, such as accommodation, supported living, getting involved or information and advice.

Service users involved in planning
All the individuals we support are encouraged to contribute to a person-centred planning process to ensure meaningful outcomes for everyone.
Last Updated

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide specialised education and everyday living programmes and every learner will have a study programme based on their Education, Health and Care plan to meet their agreed outcomes and to help prepare each person for adulthood.

We treat every learner as an individual and assist them in fulfilling their potential. We achieve this by:

  • Encouraging learner's individual skills
  • Individual timetables
  • Appointing a personal tutor
  • Regular reviews of progress
  • Personalised Study Programmes and Individual Learning Plans
  • Supporting learners to make choices and to develop their autonomy
  • Encouraging community participation
  • Support plans to ensure health and welfare is monitored and supported.

As a college we ensure that our learners and other supported persons have all the necessary adaptive equipment and aids to ensure that they can participate fully in all activities and reach their potential. We provide experienced, trained teachers and support staff to help individuals achieve excellent outcomes.

Jo Loubser
01733 425053
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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