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Cambian Dilston College

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Dilston Hall, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5RJ (Map)

Phone: 01434 632692


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Cambian Dilston College is an independent specialist provider of further education in North East England, offering day and up to 52-week residential placements for young people with a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex needs.


Our person-centred approach provides students with individualised learning programmes developed to effectively match their needs, personal decisions and aspirations, be the focus on daily living skills, vocational qualifications or independent living. Our students gain important life skills and meaningful qualifications, evidencing our commitment to enabling increased choice, control and independence.


Cambian Dilston College is an Operation Encompass College. Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse. Click here to find out more about Operation Encompass.




Our range of multidisciplinary therapies is delivered by a highly skilled and passionate team who work together to provide a holistic care environment.  Whilst with us, we encourage our students to develop and pursue their interests and provide them with the support they need to consistently achieve their personal best. 


Admissions Statement


Cambian Dilston College considers applications nationally and are able to offer day and up to 52-week residential placements. Our residential provision is registered with Care Quality Commission CQC as a residential care home.


Cambian Dilston College is registered as a college for students with a diagnosis of a learning disability. It is therefore a fundamental requirement for an application to the college.


Admission to the college is typically by way of an EHCP produced by the young person’s Local Authority. Parents may also make representation themselves.


Placements may start at the beginning of the academic year but also may begin at any point throughout the year depending on the individual’s circumstances.


We actively welcome all applicants in accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy and Equality and Diversity Policy.



Please contact the college directly if you wish to be provided with a paper copy of any of the information included within our website.


The Proprietor

The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board. 

The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Director of Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG. 


Student Profile

✓  Mixed gender, age 16-25

✓  Day and up to 52-week residential

✓  Moderate to severe learning disabilities

✓  Autism Spectrum Disorder

✓  Down’s Syndrome

✓  Development Disorders

✓  Communication difficulties

✓  Challenging behaviour

✓  A range of complex needs inc. medical needs

✓  Has an Education, Health & Care Plan

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