New Elizabethan School

We have a flexible approach to learning, personalising the curriculum and teaching groups to meet students' individual learning needs and abilities.


Cambian New Elizabethan offers a diverse, active and highly structured curriculum within an environment that is calm, consistent and purposeful. We aim to ensure that all areas of need from the individuals Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are well provided for.


We educate students through a thematic and experiental approach to learning, as an extension of the National Curriculum, on which our own curriculum is based. We provide personalised learning programmes with a curriculum that has an inherent flexibility to ensure that the needs of individual students are met.  We encourage students to take part in offsite activities such as trips and visits.  We also offer a residential trip to students to enhance their social skills and encourage teamwork and collaboration.


In addition to our enriching curriculum we also aim to meet the therapeutic needs of the young people in our care.  These can be addressed with individual sessions, small group sessions and by meeting the communications, psychological, sensory and mental health needs of each individual by ensuring our teaching staff understand the best environment and strategies in which to assist the learning of every young person in our care. This is done via direct or indirect work from our highly trained and specialist therapeutic staff.  The therapy team are very much part of the school and are integral to our success.


Post-16 and Further Education


There are three key routes available for post-16 students at Cambian New Elizabethan School:


✓ Progress to a college of further education on a full-time basis while remaining at Cambian New Elizabethan School to study other subjects


✓ Progress to a college of further education on a part-time basis while remaining at Cambian New Elizabethan School to study other subjects


✓ Remain at the School on a full-time basis until the end of their studies


Whatever the appropriate route for each student, we are able to provide the right level of support to ensure success.  Our current focus in Post-16 is a drive to ensure students have a blend of academic success coupled with essential life skills to equip them for the next phase in their journey beyond our school.  We are skilled at supporting our learners to thier next destination after a successful time at Cambian New Elizabethan School.


Cambian New Elizabethan School has been built and designed based on many years' experience of providing highly successful specialist education services.


New Elizabethan School Environment


The environment at the school is structured, stable and secure, with well-planned timetables and routines aimed at reducing anxiety and confusion, whilst supporting decision making and awareness of potential risks and dangers.


The School offers a range of well equipped classroom facilities, designed to meet the needs of the students across the age of seven to nineteen years. Our learners are based in age appropriate environments and we further benefit by having an amazing amount of outdoor space, which our students are actively encouraged to utilise.


Our building facilities are historic, interesting and varied. In 2016 we converted the former art, technology and science block to become the prime location for our lower school pupils. There are now four classrooms and five individual learning pods in which our students can access 1:1 learning as required.


The main school builiding is home to the bulk of our secondary age pupils where the classrooms are located along corridors and adjacent to our historic school hall, which is the heart of our school and plays a multi-faceted role being our dining room, assembly hall and and indoor PE facility!


We also have three seperate blocks: The boathouse, which is where our therapeutic staff are based and conduct some of their sessions. The Art & Design Technology room which is located in a seperate block along with our meeting facilities and finally our fabulous Food Technology Classroom and Post-16 hub situated next to our recently developed sensory garden.


Students will predominantly stay in the same area during the day, however do transition around the school to access the specialist facilities skills area such as art, design technology and sport.


We recognise that not all of our students are natural academics; however we firmly beleive that they all have the potential to flourish, given the right support, curriculum and encouragement. In order to do this our students have a variety of choice and learning opportunities available to them.

Subjects include:

✓ English

✓ Maths

✓ Science

✓ Computing

✓ Geography

✓ History

✓ Religious Studies

✓ Art

✓ Design Technology

✓ Drama

✓ Music

✓ Physical Education

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For our younger students, there is a dedicated primary teaching area and play areas outdoors. All primary students have access to the specialist teaching rooms as well as opportunities to be part of the whole school during assemblies and whole school events.