The Grange is a term time day provision, open 8.50am -3.45pm, for young adults between the ages of 19 and 30 with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and significant associated health care needs. This refers to students who have difficulty carrying out basic tasks, such as eating and drinking and personal care without adult assistance. Such students are typically not mobile and depend on adults for all or the majority of their care needs. These students will have had a modified and specific sensory curriculum throughout their school years as well as significant medical input

Complexity of Needs:

  • Severe developmental delay – P1 – P3 level of attainment
  • Impaired ability to communicate and interact with the environment
  • Regressive conditions in some instances
  • Significant Health Care Needs

These may be due to:

  • Physical
  • Sensory
  • Epilepsy
  • Other medical conditions


There is an opportunity to create a personal timetable to suit individual needs. Therapy sessions and Personal Care provision can be added to the core offer.

The core offer provides access to a sensory timetable designed specifically for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) with significant associated health care needs.

A Multi – Sensory timetable is offered and is delivered via a topic based approach. The activities are appropriately matched and delivered according to the individual young persons’ needs.

Communication is an integral part of all aspects of the 19 + timetable. Much emphasis is placed on the giving and receiving of information through verbal and non verbal methods. The young people are encouraged to use high and low tech communication aids, symbols, pictures and objects of reference according to their level of learning, we feel that this further development of understanding cause and effect is a vital step in the development of communication

Young people will have access to the specialist warm water pool within the main school building. Staff will encourage fine and gross motor skill development and use of the music and lighting can encourage relaxation and enjoyment.

Provision is available for young people who would like to engage in Yogacise Sessions. This activity is based around individual needs and supported by enthusiastic and trained staff.

Music Therapy is available from our visiting music therapist. This is very useful for people with communicative disorders and can enhance expressive and interactive ability. Music Therapy can also provide a means of socialisation sharing and facilitating a process of self – exploration.

Our visiting MSI tutor delivers vibrant and exciting activities based on current topics

Please contact The Headteacher or Debbie Maltby on 01942 824150 if you need any further information.