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Cambian Spring Hill School

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Palace Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HN (Map)

Phone: 01765 603320

Spring Hill Capacity Update November 2022

➜ Cambian Spring Hill School Prospectus


Cambian Spring Hill School is a 38 and 52 week day and residential school for children and young people aged 8-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, associated challenging behaviours, learning and communication difficulties and complex needs.


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The school provides education and care through a mixture of individualised programmes and a broad curriculum to learn, progress and work towards each student’s personal best. Learning opportunities are provided to facilitate personal aspirations, celebrate success and work towards a meaningful transition into the adult world. There is a focus on personal development especially of independence, social communication, community participation and engagement with employability differentiated to each student’s needs and strengths. Students can access a wide variety of work experience opportunities to develop their practical skills including retail, horticulture, administration, construction, animal care and IT.


Spring Hill School has a very strong range of clinical and therapeutic support on site which focuses on proactively supporting each student’s complex needs. We provide an environment where multidisciplinary support is key to ensuring outstanding outcomes for our students.


Spring Hill School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children and young people in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including, Spring Hill School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. The school will, normally, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly via our website. 


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The Proprietor

The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board. 

The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Director of Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG. 


Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


•  Mixed gender, ages 8-19

•  Primary diagnosis of Autism

•  Complex needs

•  Challenging behaviour

•  Learning difficulties

•  History of placement breakdowns

•  Has an Education, Health & Care Plan

Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist Teachers

✓ Learning Support Assistants

✓ Residential Support Workers

✓ Waking Night Attendants

✓ Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

✓ Therapy Assistant

✓ Clinical Psychologist

✓ Specialist Occupational Therapist

✓ Mental Health Practitioner

✓ On-site Domestic Team

✓ On-site Estates Team

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