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Oversands School is an independent, specialist day and residential school, providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Cumbria, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs, social and emotional diﬃculties and challenging behaviours.
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Oversands School is located in the heart of the Lake District. Day pupils who attend our school travel from across the North West region, whilst pupils who live in our boarding houses return to their home setting on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
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Oversands School oﬀers a unique environment of high quality education, nurture and care to young people who have complex educational needs, communication diﬃculties and challenging behaviours. We have a comprehensive programme of support which ensures that individual needs are met to maximise the progress of each young person.
We are privileged to beneﬁt from fantastic grounds within a truly stunning rural location. These contribute to making Oversands School a positive and happy place in which to live, work and learn. We make full use of the environment through a creatively designed curriculum and extended activities which offer all of our young people the opportunity to experience success.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to see for yourself our exceptional and inspirational environment.
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We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.
For some young people with special educational needs a residential boarding placement can offer the right balance of education, support and stability that will then allow them to make rapid academic progress and develop socially.
The young person will attend the school as a day pupil, benefiting from the expertise and support we offer whilst the residential offer provides a warm and welcoming environment that allows for the development of positive relationships with peers and adults. The dedicated staff team create a family atmosphere where shared experiences provide opportunities for personal development and a sense of belonging.
Our young people live in our boarding houses and return to their home setting on a weekly and fortnightly basis.
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.
Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.
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