The Schools

Younger pupils (7-12) are educated at a site in the spectacular Peak District National Park between Leek in Staffordshire and Buxton in Derbyshire. The location of the school is delightful. It is located amongst heather clad moorland and high rocky outcrops. The boarding accommodation for up to 8 pupils is housed in a specially adapted farmhouse in its own grounds with tastefully decorated individual study bedrooms and well equipped facilities for recreation The separate classrooms are well furnished and resourced with up to date books and equipment geared to educating the future adult of the 21st. Century.

Older pupils (11-16) are educated at the Upper School site near Biddulph in Staffordshire, with on-site residence for up to 10 pupils. The school is located in a large Grade 2 listed building with extensive grounds. Again, the standards of accommodation and education facilities are high and the unit for the older pupils is geared to preparing the young people for independent living and nationally recognised qualifications when they leave the school. The emphasis throughout is the provision of quality care and education.

The therapeutic community is comprised of five schools and is peer assessed through the community of communities network.  The three small farm school sites, Old Sams Farm School, Bradshaw School and Evergreen School are designed to help stabilise children in a remote setting in order to prepare them for a transition to a larger scale setting.

Spring Valley School is our newest Derby-based school and aims to link fostering, education and care services closely together to assist in step down to fostering from residential, and mainstream school from special school placement.

Roaches Therapeutic Community Farm Schools

These include Bradshaw , Old Sams, Lower Pastures, Parkgate, Evergreen and Spring Valley schools.