Success through learning opportunities

Aligning academic ability to pastoral and therapeutic outcomes is central to our work: inspiring students and staff to maximise interest, potential and personal achievement and facilitate success.

About ELS

Delivering high quality education and effective learning bespoke to the individual is at the heart of our educational ethos. A dynamic, creative and student-centred approach ensures the right of all children and young people to receive a full and varied learning programme, inspire change, and realise their potential.

Our Schools:

Wessex Lodge School (Somerset)

The Greater Horseshoe School (Devon)


Why choose us

All children have a right to a full, enriched education whatever their circumstances. We hold high aspirations for our students and focus on what can be achieved: not what the restrictions may be. To achieve this we offer a range of educational opportunities: our day special schools, Care Farms as well as Outdoor Education opportunities.


A proven approach

We follow a broad syllabus offering key skills, small classes and individual education programmes. Our creative and flexible learning programmes are regularly monitored and reviewed. Our students participate in a full educational assessment to develop their bespoke education plan and curriculum with a focus to provide ‘success through learning opportunities’.


Learning and development

Our experienced team support our students to achieve accreditation through:

  • Key stage 3 and 4, national qualification programmes including GCSEs
    for all our students, Functional Skills, AQA and ASDAN.

  • Our Care Farms learning programme offers the opportunity
    for BTEC and AQA accreditation.

  • Recreational activities based at home and in the local community.
    We support our student to achieve work experience placements and voluntary work opportunities.

  • Onsite facilities including classrooms, IT Suite, Music Studio, Food Technology,
    Art and Design Technology rooms, garden area and student common room.

Information for parents

We recognise that family support is fundamental to our students and schools success: parents, guardians and carers are warmly welcomed to our schools.

We hope that you will find all you need on our website but please contact us on 01985 218486 should you require any further information.


School governance
and policies

Our policies and latest inspection report
are available to view here.

Read more

Get in touch


If you’d like to discuss anything about our variety of care and learning services for children and young people,
please contact us by calling or using the form below.

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Boreham Mill
BA12 9HQ

T: 01985 878909