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St Piers School & College (Young Epilepsy)

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St Piers School and St Piers College provide education, health and residential services for children and young people aged between five and 25 who have special educational needs, which could include complex conditions. The school and college are part of the national charity Young Epilepsy, which offers a range of services across education, health, care, training and the delivery of information.

What makes us different is the approach we offer students with education, care and health needs. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers a holistic service. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately, if needed.

Our educational experts are supported by our on-site team which includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and play specialists. Our world-renowned neurologists, medical registrars, psychologists and nursing team complement the education and care team to ensure we build the ‘team around the child and young person’. We can provide the support your young person might require without the need to access multiple services in the community. This has the benefit of removing what is often a major cause of anxiety.

Our service is tailored to each individual student. We ensure that the level of support the student requires is always available, but our aim is always to work with each individual to ensure they reach their maximum potential and lead as independent a life as possible.

We work with a number of employers and local mainstream colleges to encourage independence and employability for the future. This is something that particularly benefits St Piers College students.

Our students have the opportunity to reside on the campus or attend as day students. To cater for the ever-changing needs of children and young people, we offer flexible residential packages from 39 to 52 weeks including a Monday to Friday term-time option. We also offer a short break service for students who require care in the holidays, week days or weekends.

Our waking day curriculum means they continue their learning when the school or college day has ended. The young person has the opportunity to get involved in a number of extracurricular activities and groups and there is a regular disco.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jackie McFall
Contact Position
Head of Education Liaison Service
Telephone
01342 831202
E-mail
education@youingepilepsy.org.uk
Website
St Piers School & College (Young Epilepsy)

Where to go

Name
St Piers School & College
Address
Young Epilepsy
St Piers lane
Lingfield
Surrey
Postcode
RH7 6PW
Notes

St Piers School and St Piers College provide education, health and residential services for children and young people aged between five and 25 who have special educational needs, which could include complex conditions. The school and college are part of the national charity Young Epilepsy, which offers a range of services across education, health, care, training and the delivery of information.

What makes us different is the approach we offer students with education, care and health needs. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers a holistic service. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately, if needed.

Our educational experts are supported by our on-site team which includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and play specialists. Our world-renowned neurologists, medical registrars, psychologists and nursing team complement the education and care team to ensure we build the ‘team around the child and young person’. We can provide the support your young person might require without the need to access multiple services in the community. This has the benefit of removing what is often a major cause of anxiety.

Our service is tailored to each individual student. We ensure that the level of support the student requires is always available, but our aim is always to work with each individual to ensure they reach their maximum potential and lead as independent a life as possible.

We work with a number of employers and local mainstream colleges to encourage independence and employability for the future. This is something that particularly benefits St Piers College students.

Our students have the opportunity to reside on the campus or attend as day students. To cater for the ever-changing needs of children and young people, we offer flexible residential packages from 39 to 52 weeks including a Monday to Friday term-time option. We also offer a short break service for students who require care in the holidays, week days or weekends.

Our waking day curriculum means they continue their learning when the school or college day has ended. The young person has the opportunity to get involved in a number of extracurricular activities and groups and there is a regular disco.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
52 weeks
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Details
We have a banded fee structure depending on the phase of education being accessed and the level of need of the individual pupil

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Initial contact should be made to the Education Liaison Service team, who will manage the referral process for anyone wishing to use our education, health and care services. The team gather information so we can understand your young person’s needs. Our multidisciplinary team assess the documentation following which an informal meeting will be arranged.

When a residential placement is sought, we invite the young person for a two day assessment which involves attending the school or college and spending an overnight stay on one of our residential houses. They would join in the evening activities with other students.

When a day place is sought, the young person is invited to attend a two day assessment. This involves attending lessons and undertaking activities with students of a similar ability. The young person is also assessed by our therapy and medical teams. This allows us to fully understand all their needs and how we could support and develop the young person. Following the assessment, the family will be advised of the decision. If appropriate, a funding request would then be made to the local authority.

When a residential placement is sought, we invite the young person for a two day assessment which involves attending the school or college and spending an overnight stay.

Other notes

St Piers School and St Piers College provide services to children and young people between five and 25 years of age. Students have a wide range of health conditions, often combined with learning and behavioural difficulties. We have the facilities to offer places to individuals that are non-weight-bearing. Many students require high levels of care, often on a one-to-one basis. Young Epilepsy’s dedicated and experienced staff are experts at dealing with the health, educational and emotional issues faced by children and young people. We offer all the support we can to help the young person develop as an individual and transition to their next placement. Students that use our services have a range of conditions including: •Autism •Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder •Challenging behaviour •Down’s Syndrome •Epilepsy •Profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Local Offer

Links
Guide for Schools
SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
15 to 16
16 to 18
19 plus

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