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Cambian Spring Hill School

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Palace Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HN

Phone: 01765 603320

Spring Hill School


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Cambian Spring Hill School is a 38 and 52 week mixed-gender residential and day school for children and young people aged 8-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related conditions. We support children and young people with a wide range of learning difficulties including those with behavioural, social, emotional, mental health and communication disorders.


We offer access to the National Curriculum using modified or differentiated programmes of study where appropriate, depending on the needs of the individual. The School includes primary, secondary and post-16 provisions. In Key Stage 4 and post-16, we provide vocational curriculum and further education and training opportunities depending upon the individual's long term career aims. We can offer a range of qualifications including AQA GCSEs, Pearson BTECs, Functional Skills, Ascentis Entry Level Awards (Stepping Stones), LIBF LiFE Certificates, AQA Unit Awards and various short courses.


Access to the local community is an important part of the students' development and integration with employers and other community groups is positively promoted. Extensive use is made of local recreational facilities to facilitate engagement in various leisure activities.


Drawing upon our proven expertise in specialist education and 24-hour care, we focus on the development of personal, social, communication and independence skills. The residential accommodation is furbished to a high standard and provides a safe environment for children to live in. The care staff are all highly trained and experienced. The multi-disciplinary teams and high staff ratios ensure intensive individual support.


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