A creative, caring education for children and young people.
Welcome to The Holden School
The Holden School supports children with a range of social, emotional and mental health barriers to learning. This includes complex additional needs, such as attachment issues and autism spectrum disorders. We aim to help each of our pupils in their academic progress – but we are also focused on developing key life skills, for a confident and comfortable future in the wider community. We create Individual Learning Plans to meet the specific and individual needs of all our pupils.
Our personal approach to education starts from the moment a child is referred to us. Children come to us with a range of complex needs and challenging personal experiences and it’s important that we assess these against our provision to ensure that we are the right school for them.
Our ethos is focused on individuality. We pursue the promise that everyone involved in our school – staff, pupils, parents and families – are recognised for their unique value.
We aim to develop a learning framework that really rewards the pupil’s strengths and supports their vulnerabilities, encouraging students to develop resilience and inner discipline.