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Cambian Potterspury Lodge School

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Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7LL (Map)

Phone: 01908 542912


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Cambian Potterspury Lodge School is a 52-week residential school for young people aged 8-18 who have a primary diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and other associated difficulties such as communication challenges or sensory needs. Our dedicated team are also able to offer support to young people with learning barriers, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, mood disorders, including depression and anxiety as well as ADHD, OCD or Tourette's syndrome.


Staff work alongside students within an accepting environment geared towards allowing young people with Asperger Syndrome to accept themselves, tolerate others, to have confidence, and experience success as they begin to become successful citizens. Staff are chose for vitality and enthusiasm as well as for qualifications and experience. We are all there to support students to achieve their personal best.


Students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which extends throughout the waking day. A significant part of the learning process is catering for in after-school, structured activites. We aim to teach self-management through the provision of a range of strategies that allow students to develop their strengths and manage their difficulties successfully.


Tailored curriculum to meet students individual needs


Individualised plans are designed to meet students' specific needs, and these plans form the basis of the four-way partnership between the student, school, family and Local Authority. The curriculum is tailored to individual needs and it is supported by Individual Education Plans (IEPs). These plans allow each student to have access to a challenging, broad, relevant and differentiated curriculum that is designed to be Asperger Syndrome friendly.


Our consistent approach provides an atmosphere of predictability and security in which students are able to work, learn and enjoy their learning and leisure time.


Student Profile

May present with one or more of the following:

• Mixed gender, ages 8 – 18

• Primary diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Barriers to learning such as dyslexia and dyspraxia

• Additional communication and / or sensory needs

• Behind with age related expectations in terms of academic progress

• Mood disorder such as depression

• Anxiety

• Difficulties with emotional regulation

• ADHD/OCD/ADD/PDA/Tourette’s Syndrome as a secondary diagnosis

• History of school refusal in a mainstream setting

• Has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Teaching assistants

✓ Residential staff

✓ Key worker

✓ Speech and language therapists

✓ Clinical psychologists

✓ Consultant psychiatrist

✓ Occupational therapists