Congratulations to our students for passing their D of E Silver Award!
Congratulations to our students for passing their D of E Bronze Award!
Developing confidence, motivation, independence & self-worth
“It’s given us peace of mind because we know he has a future now.” Parent
The school offers each young person a bespoke curriculum tailored to their individual needs.
Residential pupils enjoy a range of activities in the houses and frequent trips to local facilities. Read our latest Ofsted report.
Health and Therapy
A professional team of on-site and consultant therapists and medical professionals.
Underley Garden is a unique setting, providing specialist education, therapy and care for children and young people through the highest levels of expertise. School were judged as Outstanding and in the most recent Care inspection they were judged Good.
Our highly personalised approach ensures a more inclusive life for children & young adults, whatever their range of complex needs: including autism, learning & communication difficulties, and associated needs.
Residential & day places are much sought after: from Primary yearsthrough to Secondary, Post 16 College & Care. In our specialist environment of understanding and calm, our focus is to make learning opportunities appropriate, meaningful and relevant, with an emphasis on social and communication skills.
Our highly trained, experienced staff are dedicated to unpick each pupil’s specific needs and match them with an integrated blend of educational and therapeutic aims which ensures progress and success.
The onsite therapists –which includes Speech and Language, Occupational, Educational Psychologist, Psychiatrist, health and therapy assistants and Learning Disability Nurses – regularly visit each class and home to help ensure our therapeutic approach is embedded across every aspect of Underley Garden life.
Our location, on a private estate close to the Lake District, offers personal space to explore & enjoy the beautiful environment as well as wonderful opportunities to join local community activities such as our recent success as winners of Cumbria in Bloom.
During National Careers week 7-11th March 2022, Underley Garden were excited to hold their very first ever Careers week. A fun filled week was planned with over 10 businesses visiting, external visits…
Autism Awareness Day 2022 This an important event on our SMSC calendar and Underley was a sea of blue with everyone dressing up for Autism Awareness Day. Everyone was involved, enjoyed lots…
As always, World Book Day is a very popular day at Underley Garden. Staff and young people came to school dressed as their favourite characters and what an assortment of characters we…
This year’s theme was Growing Together. To raise awareness about Children’s Mental Health, we encouraged children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow….
We celebrated Burns Night at Underley Garden, we have learnt about different elements of Scottish culture. Within some of our literacy lessons some classes have learnt about poems written by Robert Burns,…
"Underley Garden has given us peace of mind...we can stop worrying about his future now, because we know has has one. We're just so happy he is at Underley and so pleased with what they are doing for him." Parent
"We are a family again. It's been an absolutely amazing transformation. Since he has been at Underley we have a completely different child at home." Parent
"I would highly recommend Underley Garden. It’s just brilliant. I struggle to put into words how lucky we feel to have found this school and have a place for our son there. We know he’s happy there and as parents that’s important for us to know.” Parent
"I wanted to say a massive heart-felt thank you to everyone who worked with xxxx over the two years she was at Underley. She experienced some fantastic opportunities and adventures with you all – I consider us really lucky that she spent that time with you; I really don’t think she could have been anywhere better." Parent
"James is a totally different child since he started at Underley. He’ll talk to people more now, whereas before he wouldn’t even look at you. His confidence has really grown since. His social worker can’t believe the difference in him. She can see that his confidence has really grown. He used to hide from her under the table!” Parent
“I knew as soon as I arrived at Underley that it was absolutely the right school for Dylan. The big wide open spaces outside, the classroom set up, and the welcoming atmosphere made me know that it would be perfect for him. I knew it was right as soon as I reached the top of the drive and saw the walled garden, but as I was shown round and saw the whole set up I knew instinctively it was the right school for my son.” Parent
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