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Eastwood Grange School

Welcome to Eastwood Grange School

Welcome to Eastwood Grange School, located in the village of Ashover in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. We are an independent school providing specialist education and care services, registered to take up to 50 children and young people aged 5-18 years with a range of needs. These include social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, complex needs such as attachment disorders, trauma or anxiety, a high functioning autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Supporting pupils to achieve their potential

At Eastwood Grange School, we are passionate about supporting children and young people to overcome barriers and achieve their potential. We re-engage students with learning and with the opportunities that life has to offer. The children and young people learn to understand and address their mental health difficulties, building the confidence, resilience and life skills for academic success and an independent, fulfilling future.

Learning tailored to each young person

We understand that school and the education services must be done differently for our students and that starts with a careful transition into Eastwood Grange School. Our welcoming and supportive learning environment helps children and young people to overcome any past negative experiences at school, and to become happy and active participants in their education.

We deliver individually tailored learning, designed to recognise the unique start points at which children begin their journey with us. We are committed to empowering our pupils to develop socially and emotionally, guiding them to build the skills and character for positive transitions to further learning or employment.

A highly experienced and dedicated staff team

Our experienced and caring staff team are committed and unswerving in their support of our children and young people. They build the meaningful relationships with pupils that make them feel secure, valued and ready to learn again. We encourage young people to feel optimistic about the future and guide them to work towards their dreams and aspirations.

Located in the stunning, picturesque countryside, Eastwood Grange School benefits from extensive woodland grounds, providing the perfect setting for our outdoor learning programme and therapy sessions.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our school. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to arrange a visit to see Eastwood Grange School for yourself.

Stuart Lees
Head Teacher at Eastwood Grange School

“Eastwood Grange School has been a massive change for my son. He now has GCSEs which I would never had thought was achievable two years ago because he wasn’t even in lessons. We didn’t even look at estimated grades in terms of what was achievable, as at that time it was an achievement to just get him into a lesson. For my son to now have English, maths and science is a stepping stone forward.”

Parent of a pupil at Eastwood Grange School

Achieving positive outcomes for our young people

In 2019, 100% of our school leavers at Eastwood Grange School achieved positive transitions and outcomes. These include:

  • 100% of Year 11 pupils continued their education at Eastwood Grange School and/or a local college into post-16 education

  • 100% GCSE pass rate

  • 100% of Year 13 pupils progressed to adult learning courses

Our specialist services

The range of services and facilities available at Eastwood Grange School include:

  • A broad curriculum with individualised learning programmes in small groups

  • A highly experienced therapy team providing 1:1 support, including access to occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and counselling

  • Modern and well-equipped facilities designed to meet young people’s holistic needs

  • A discrete primary provision located within a recently refurbished building

  • A new provision to also support girls aged 5 to 18 years

  • A post-16 area in the school that creates and nurtures the learning and career aspirations of our students, in preparation for lifelong learning and future employment. This also includes attending additional accredited vocational educational centres and experiencing a variety of work placement opportunities

  • Specialist areas in music, construction and outdoor learning

  • The development of functional skills and access to national accredited qualifications, including GCSEs, functional skills, vocational qualifications and NOCN awards

  • Regular parent, carer and local authority communication, including sharing progress and achievement updates

  • Pathways to further education, employment and supported living services

  • Associated children's homes in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, offering 38 and 52-week care placements

“Pupils significantly improve their attitudes, engagement and progress during their time at the school. A typical comment from pupils was ‘This is the only school that I have been to where the staff actually care’.”

Eastwood Grange School Ofsted report

“The headteacher and senior leaders have high aspirations for the pupils, and are ambitious for them to succeed. Leaders expect that pupils will consistently behave well and have a positive approach to learning. Leaders expect pupils will leave the school with recognised qualifications in English and Mathematics, or the life skills to help them live independently once they leave.”

Eastwood Grange School Ofsted report

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