Residential houses

Our residential accommodation is registered with both Ofsted Care and the Care Quality Commission and provides a homely, caring, welcoming and safe environment for the children and young people we support. We have a statement of purpose that outlines our approach to residential accommodation, that you can read here. We also display these statements in each of our residential houses. Alternatively, you can contact us and we can send you a copy. With residential places of 48 and 52 weeks available, residential children and young people live in purpose-built accommodation on site with others of similar ages. Each house is comfortably furnished with all the necessary adaptive equipment needed, including ceiling tracking and soft play rooms. Families are encouraged to decorate and personalise children's bedrooms, which include a range of single and twin rooms. Children have access to fully-adapted bathrooms suitable for their needs. Staff in our residential school houses work closely with the teams in the School to provide continuity of care and learning programmes. Medical care on-house is provided by our consultant paediatricians with a GP service offering out-of-hours care.
A guide for children and young people
We have produced a guide for children and young people receiving support from The Children's Trust, it's filled with useful information in an easy-to-read format.

Play, leisure and learning in our residential houses

We strive to ensure that the children and young people we support participate in and benefit from a wide range of activities within our residential houses, across The Children's Trust site, in local communities and beyond. We encourage children to participate in activities they enjoy and will also introduce them to new experiences which will expand their interests and preferences. Our desire is for each child to have an individualised range of activities which will help them to pursue their interests and hobbies. Each child has two social goals and a range of activities through which they can achieve them. The goals are reviewed monthly by the residential house manager and the child's key worker. Our therapy and play team assist the residential house teams in coordinating activities which include morning wake up group, music, glitter group (arts and crafts), and trips such as bowling, wheelchair ice skating, visiting historical gardens and zoos.

Shared facilities on-site

We are fortunate to share a 24-acre site with The Children's Trust, the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. Our facilities include: Our facilities include:
  • A state of the art aquatics therapy pool
  • Playground equipment
  • Nature trail
  • Woodland walk
  • Outdoor musical instruments
  • Sensory gardens
  • Maze
  • Wheelchair-accessible treehouse
  • Basketball area
  • On-site transportation team
We are also pleased to have links with many local community groups and organisations which benefit the children and young people we support, including Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Group, Tadworth Primary School, The Scouts and Brownies.


We actively support a research culture which facilitates the process of personalising learning for children and young people in the context of 21st century special education and the development of an enquiry-based culture. The vision of our research strategy is that all pupils "will benefit from programmes of care, therapy and education that have been developed through high quality, evidence-based research enabling them to lead fuller lives." Our research team provides support and assistance to The Children's Trust School so that staff are able to deliver education that is based on the latest evidence and research. Find out more about the research we carry out.
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"Pupils evidently enjoy their learning and respond well in lessons. They benefit from a high degree of individual support for their wellbeing. Ther trust and confidence in staff is clear for all to see." - Ofsted, May 2017
The Children's Trust School Latest Ofsted Care Report'Outstanding', December 2017.
Ofsted Outstanding Provider

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