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Anna Murphy

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With a current portfolio of 9 independent specialist schools across England and a children's home in Essex, Kedleston Schools caters for children & young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and extra support needs.

We employ skilled teachers & support staff that have experience of working with challenging young people to provide positive educational and welfare outcomes.

Our pupils come from a variety of backgrounds, many of whom have found it difficult within the mainstream educational environment and require specialist input to learn and grow as individuals.

Kedleston Schools work closely with parents, local authorities, specialist education and social care professionals and other stakeholders to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students of all ages to flourish.

The portfolio includes:
3 RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS catering for pupils with Social Mental and Emotional Health (SMEH) needs  
Wings School in Cumbria
Wings School in Nottingham
High Peak School in Cheshire East

5 DAY SCHOOLS catering for pupils with Social Mental and Emotional Health (SMEH) needs
ARC School in Napton
ARC School in Church End
ARC School in Ansley
Olsen House School in Liverpool
Leaways School in London

1 DAY & RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL specialising in pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia & dyscalculia (SpLD)
Shapwick School in Somerset

1 CHILDRENS HOME catering for vulnerable young people with (SMEH)
Wood Grove in Colchester

Our goal is to ensure that our schools are both stimulating and challenging environments so our pupils develop as confident and capable young adults.

Specialties Special Educational Needs (SEN), Social Mental & Emotional Health (SMEH), Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Learning Difficulties, Student Development, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Special Educational Needs, Educational Health & Care

Categories of SEND

Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Emotional, social & mental health difficulties.

Age group

Primary, Secondary, Post 16.


Education Service, Specialist Educational Setting and/or Outreach Service, Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .

Referral Process

Kedleston Schools has a range of specialist schools across the UK including three residential schools, day schools and a specialist school for children affected by dyslexia. Referrals are predominantly through local authorities. Details can be found on our website.