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28 May

North Hill House School score second Somerset Schools Inclusive League win

North Hill House School score a second consecutive win in the Somerset Schools Inclusive League

North Hill House School has won the Somerset Schools Inclusive League for a second consecutive year with a completely new team. The school entered two teams in the under-16 division and played their matches at Strode College sports centre over the last three months.  

North Hill House School, a specialist school in Frome for students aged six to 19 years with autism and associated disorders, continued the success of their brilliant first year of football for the school in 2022, and the school has continued to give these young people the opportunity to play football in the community.

The North Hill House School team have enjoyed playing games against local mainstream school Selwood Academy, and most recently, the school had their first full match against Frome College, who were so impressed they said:  

This week we had the pleasure of hosting a football match against the incredible students from North Hill House. These young athletes brought their a-game to the field! It was a true display of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and pure skill. The players dribbled, passed, and scored with infectious enthusiasm, reminding us all that the beautiful game knows no bounds. But the real victory extended far beyond the final score. This match was a celebration of inclusivity, a testament to the power of teamwork, and a shining example of how sport can unite us, regardless of our differences.”

North Hill House School’s P.E Teacher Leroy Green, who has worked at the school for 14 years, said:

I am extremely proud of all our students who have represented the school in football fixtures this year. Some of these students have a background of being expelled from schools and not given the opportunity to thrive in the right environment for them. Their families have had to fight for their children to find a school to meet their needs. Now we have these students representing the school – and some have gained the confidence and social learning to play for football teams in their communities. This is not just down to opportunity or talent, all the staff at the school have had a part to play in helping the students get to a place where they are able to take part in these team games, both socially and emotionally – that is just outstanding! I am extremely proud to work at this school.

Further information

North Hill House School in Frome, is part of Aspris Children’s Services, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist education and residential care services to young people with a range of needs, including autism, mental health challenges and learning difficulties. Aspris supports children and young people to achieve, and where possible, to exceed, their unique goals, dreams and ambitions.