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Cambian Whinfell School

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110 Windermere Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5EZ

Phone: 01539 723322

Whinfell School

Cambian Whinfell School is a 52-week education service that offers 'Outstanding' residential education and care for males aged 11-19 with a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome and associated challenging behaviour and complex needs.


Our young people have oftern experienced significant disruption to their schooling in the past and may come to us from multiple placement breakdowns. They may also present a risk to themselves or others due to high levels of challenging behaviour or insufficient personal development. Typically they present with high levels of anxiety, low self-esteem and have negative associations around education. Our job is to over-turn these things.


We believe that is is not enough to just provide a safe and happy school experience. In a supportive way, we want to challenge all of our young people to grow as individuals and acquire the skills, confidence, knowledge and qualifications to be as successful and resilient as they possibly can be when they eventually move on to further education or independence.


Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


•  Male, ages 11-19

•  Primary diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

•  Mild to moderate learning difficulties

•  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