Specialist Education

See below quotes and feedback from parents and regulatory bodies about our College.


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“Nearly 4 years ago, when we first brought our son to Lufton, we were full of anxiety (and tears when we dropped him off), wondering what the future held for him. Having looked at many colleges, we were convinced that Lufton was the best and would put him on the right road to a bright future. We hoped that he would be able to move in to supported living in the community and enjoy a fulfilled life.


With the full support of both the educational and care team, we have seen a young man flourish and grow into the person he is today. This is down to the expertise of everyone at Lufton, who were always supportive and encouraging towards him and challenged him to improve himself every day!


We cannot thank you all enough for what you have achieved and our aspirations for his future have been more than exceeded, as he moves into his new home on Monday. Thank you all again; we are sure that the college has a bright future!"




"Our son Alex struggles with ASD, ADHD, anxiety and challenging behaviours. He had previously attended a special school as a day placement since the age of 5, but this came to an end has his behaviour grew more challenging.  The special school carried on supporting him throughout the process of finding another placement to make sure we as his family had that familiarity of trusted staff. 


Alex started with Lufton College in March, and all staff supported him with an exceptional transition process starting with a first visit for Alex on a very wet and windy December day.  Alex enjoys the outdoors, so everyone got very wet! Alex’s transition visits gradually increased in duration to allow him to acclimatise to the site, his accommodation and get used to new staff.  This gradually moved to one overnight stay, then two, then three and finally full time.


The communication from Lufton College to us throughout this process was excellent and we were kept informed at every step of the way with Alex’s behaviour, how he settled overnight and his activities. We were all very happy with this process and I would recommend Lufton for other students and families!"




“Without the patience and understanding of all staff involved, our son might well have ‘folded’ under the pressure of such a huge transition in his life, but instead he is looking forward to his new term in September.”




“It has been amazing to witness my child building confidence, social skills, and making friends. The teachers and support workers are a credit to the college.”




“They have given my daughter a voice, but more importantly they have listened. She is in a place where her views matter. Staff remind you it’s about what students want, not about what you want."

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