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Vicar's Hill, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QB

Phone: 01590 675350


Southlands School is an Ofsted-registered independent specialist school, offering 38-week through to 52-week residential and day placements for boys and girls aged 7-19 years old with a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome and other associated difficulties on the Autistic Spectrum.


The purpose of the school is to prepare students for the demands of adult life through staff expertise and specialist approaches. This included providing a nurturing environment that encourages students to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.


Southlands School's approach to behaviour change is positive and non-aversive. The teaching styles and strategies are developed with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning Autism in mind and are very much led by the needs of the students.


The work of staff is based upon understanding the ability of the student to manage academically, socially and emotionally in various situations. 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.


Many students transition to our post-16 provision at Cambian Wing College.


For more information, email us here, or call our referrals team on 0800 138 1184 to discuss a placement in confidence.


Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


•  Mixed gender, ages 7-19

•  Primary diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

•  Complex needs

•  Challenging behaviour

•  Often multiple exclusions

•  History of placement breakdowns

•  Previous admission to a CAMHS inpatient unit

•  Difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia

•  Has an Education, Health and Care Plan

Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Teaching assistants

✓ Residential staff

✓ Key workers

✓ Speech and language therapists

✓ Clinical psychologist

✓ Consultant psychiatrist

✓ Occupational therapist

✓ Clinical psychology assistants

✓ Holistic therapist

✓ School nurse

✓ Paediatrician