Wilds Lodge School is an independent specialist boarding and day provision for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties aged between 5 and 18.  All the students at the school have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  It was established in 2007 and aims to place an equal emphasis on the educational, social and psychological development of our students.  The key to the success of the school is a strong ethos, developed by a highly experienced and capable staff, and the strength of the relationships between the staff and the students.

The school draws nationally from Local Education Authorities and currently has under 85 students on role of which a small percentage are day boys. It offers fortnightly boarding provision although in practice, most return to their families weekly.  The students are grouped into five residential houses with close regard to their chronological age, their social needs and their personal maturity. The main needs of pupils with SEN at the school are social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Moderate Learning Difficulties.


We pride ourselves in ensuring all members of staff including our support staff have access to regular training.  All our members of staff attend regular training on child protection; mental health and multi-agency working.  All our educational/care and counselling staff have received specialist PDA Training with Ruth Fidler, Education Consultant, NORSACA Children's Services. All staff have Level one Autism Education Trust training and the majority also have a Level 2.

We have two fully qualified TeamTeach instructors and all our staff are trained in TeamTeach (de-escalation strategies and the reduction of risk and restraint).


Staff are highly qualified, caring, professional and extremely competent. They attend a wide range of training courses throughout the year including mandatory and more specialist training covering topics such as Aspergers syndrome.
— Ofsted - March 2015

Our Sites

We are spread across three sites: Wilds Lodge, Crossroads Farm and Rock Lodge. 

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