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Cambian Dilston College

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

Phone: 01434 632692


➜ Cambian Dilston College Prospectus (Download)


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.



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 individually and we are able to offer day placements and up to 52 week residential courses.


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

Places can be commissioned by any local authority including overseas.


Cambian Dilston college will not consider offering a placement to a young person who’s specific needs were incompatible with the effective education of the other learners and the effective use of resources.


We actively welcome all applications 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

Cambian Childcare Ltd

Metropolitan House,

3 Darkes Lane,

Potters Bar


Phone: 01707 601800


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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