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➜ Cambian Dunbroch School Prospectus (Download)

➜ Term dates 2023/2024

School Outcomes 2023


Cambian Dunbroch School is an independent co-educational day school that caters to students who have ongoing complex Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.  The school typically caters for up to 22 students aged between 12-18 years of age with a wide range of educational background and needs.  All pupils are referred into our school through The Cambian Merida Specialist Residential Service and are linked to placing authorities across the country.  Due to the nature of our placements, we accept in year referrals and tailor educational pathways to ensure continuity and to align with each student's presenting needs as well as future goals.  We work closely with a wide range of other professionals to achieve stability for our students and support them to build resilience and achieve success.


At the Cambian Dunbroch School, we teach the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and offer a range of qualifications including Functional Skills, GCSE's and Post-16 Qualifications in a variety of subjects at Key Stages 4 and 5. We employ a range of assessment tools to baseline, track and monitor both academic as well as social emotional development. The teaching team are trained in integrating specialist interventions with pedagogic methodologies and are supported by a multi-disciplinary team including psychologist, occupational therapist and therapeutic practitioners. Staff at the school promote good behaviours by using supportive and consistent approaches that include the use of positive encouragement, rewards and incentives.


Our School is purpose built with specialist teaching spaces to offer a range of academic and vocational subjects in small groups with high ratio of adult support. We pride ourselves in providing students with a safe and relaxing environment, that allows them to develop their social skills and confidence in learning and making positive choices.  For those who are unable to attend school, an outreach program is offered. We also partner with external agencies to provide work related learning programmes.


Students who are approaching adulthood can benefit from a focused transition programme that emphasises achieving accredited qualifications and developing life skills to encourage independent living and preparation for their next step whether it be employment, training or further education.

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