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Kent House Hospital School

Welcome to Kent House Hospital School

Located in Orpington, Kent House Hospital School is an Independent registered school providing education services to young people aged 12-18 years with a range of complex psychological difficulties who have been admitted to Kent House Hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act.

We recognise the importance of education to young people at a difficult point in their lives. Each young person’s needs are different and so we offer a personalised programme within a group context, supporting their individual learning needs through a robust vocational and academic provision.

Our teachers and teaching assistants have a breadth of experience of teaching within mainstream, special and hospital education settings and can offer subject specialisms across Key Stages 3-5.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with the opportunity of accessing a variety of learning experiences, designed to maximise engagement.  

We support young people aged 12-18: 

  • Who are admitted under the terms of the Mental Health Act
  • With a wide range of complex mental health, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties who may be vulnerable and who may have experienced a fragmented mainstream education.
  • Who may have an additional diagnosis of neuro-developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or who may present with ASD
  • Who may present with challenging behaviours, and/or pose a serious risk to themselves or others

Therapeutic environment - At Kent House Hospital School we offer:

  • An Ofsted registered school on the hospital site which offers a full-time education programme (5 days a week) enabling our students to access a range qualifications and follow a personalised curriculum
  • The school has a shared OT kitchen, Art facilities and a Gymnasium
  • Two hospital wards, supporting Acute and rehabilitation needs, set within in a rural environment, with close links and transport to the local community and amenities
  • Each inpatient has their own room with en-suite bathroom

We work towards supporting our young people to access:

  • Independent living skills
  • Healthy lifestyles groups
  • Team and racquet sports
  • Music, arts and crafts
  • Swimming
  • Volunteering in the community, where appropriate

Get in touch

To find out more about Kent House Hospital School or for further information on the education and residential services we provide for young people at Aspris Children’s Services, please click here to make an enquiry or alternatively call our helpful team today on 0118 970 8068.

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