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Witherslack Group is made up of a cast of thousands, whether it be the teaching, care or therapy staff or the children, young people and their families.

Everyone plays their part as they all combine to realise life changing moments and endless stories of success.

Don’t just take our word for it though, watch our short animation to find out what we are truly about.



We are the leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Our track record of success and sector-leading Ofsted judgements has been achieved through an ethos of high aspiration, placement stability through our ‘team around the child’ approach, unique in-school therapy solutions and our inspiring environments. These all combine to optimise life opportunities for children and young people, give confidence to parents and carers, and deliver unmatched value for local authorities.

Our focus on support, care and acceptance allows each young person to develop as an independent individual, equipped with the knowledge, experience and life skills to look to the future with increased confidence and aspiration. We are truly proud of the role we play in changing the lives of young people and helping them to realise their full potential.

Our people are central to everything we do – the dedicated and passionate teaching, care and therapeutic professionals who combine to create a unique and inspirational environment for every child.  Their commitment and ability to genuinely connect with each child allows us to achieve long lasting outcomes and fulfil the ambitions of our young people.

The Group’s schools, children’s homes and integrated learning centres provide a complete day, residential and 52 week system of education and care. We also offer our young people the chance to access in-house vocational centres and further education facilities.

Most importantly though, we go the extra mile for all of our young people to ensure that their time in our schools and children’s homes gives them the foundations and ambitions to achieve in their futures and create their own story of success.

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Join us

Here at Witherslack Group every working day is different and brings with it new opportunities to inspire our children and young people and help them to grow and reach new heights.  In this short video, some of our team share with us why they love coming to work every single day.

Browse our career opportunities here

Who are we

We are Witherslack Group

We are inspirational education and care

We are expert advice and support

We are aspirational futures and endless stories of success

Place your trust in us

Our outstanding Ofsted judgements and award winning schools and children’s homes offer inspirational learning environments for every child.

We are dedicated to the future of every child and so judge us by the achievements and continued successes  of our young people.

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Our commitment to supporting you

In this short film Phil Jones, Chief Executive of Witherslack Group, talks about our commitment to supporting young people and how we stand side by side with parents and carers in sharing their aspirations for each and every child.

The leading education and care group based on Ofsted judgements
Since 1996, thousands of stories of success.
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of teaching staff assessed as good or outstanding